Donna Singer The Bethany College 2015 Jazz Festival will feature performances by Donna Singer at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concerts will highlight a full day of live jazz performances – all free and open to the public. Six area jazz ensembles will attend clinics and jam sessions throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.
Bethany College Senior Alyson Krohn will perform a vocal recital on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel on Bethany’s campus. Krohn is from Belleville,
Bethany Music Professor Mark Lucas said “Sayanora” to Lindsborg and “Konnichiwa” to Japan this week when he embarked on a journey that will take him to Tokyo, Kumamoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, and finally Kyoto for the International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS). The ISPS is run jointly by the faculties of Ryukoku University in Japan and the Royal College of Music in London. Lucas and colleague Andrew Homburg, a 1998 Bethany College graduate, were selected to present a poster and symposium at the prestigious international conference. They began working together on their presentation concept after Lucas invited Homburg to Bethany as a guest clinician for the “Real Men Sing” festival and they surveyed participants about why they sing.
The Bethany College Department of Music recently announced the addition of Dr. Lillian Green to its faculty as an assistant professor of music and director of orchestras. Professor Green earned
Long-time Bethany College music professor and renowned Lindsborg musician Dr. Walter L. Pelz will be honored by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) at its national convention in Atlanta on July 21, 2015. Dr. Pelz will receive the association’s Faithful Servant Award, an honor given to those who demonstrate a life-time of shared faith and dedication to the expression of worship and music in the Church and who have served with distinction in Association of Lutheran Church Music roles of leadership.
The Bethany College Choir and Chamber Choir along with the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will perform Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pearson Chapel at Bethany. The 2015
The Bethany College Music Department will host its spring Symphonic Band and Chapel Choir concert on Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. The Spring Concert is free
The Bethany College Music Department will host its spring orchestra concert on Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. The concert, titled “Far-Away Lands and Mystical Creatures,” will
Bethany College will host an organ recital by Kyle Johnson on Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium. Johnson is a 1995 graduate of Bethany where he studied organ with Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. Johnson is coordinator of chapel music, university organist and lecturer of music at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, where he also teaches organ lessons and other music classes. Johnson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied with John Ditto; and a music degree from Indiana University where he studied organ with Larry Smith.
Bethany College Junior Elsie Mealiff will perform a viola recital on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. Mealiff is from Beloit, Kansas and studying