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…the atmosphere of Bethel is vibrant, caring and friendly. I have had the best experience here…
Claire Unruh ’12


Bethel College has built a dynamic and creative musical environment for all students.

In the past five years:

  • Choral, jazz and wind ensembles have performed at Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) annual conventions.
  • The Concert Choir received an Emmy for a documentary soundtrack.
  • Our instrumental and vocal ensembles have commissioned and/or premiered 15 compositions.
  • A student received the choral composition award for the state of Kansas and will be published by Santa Barbara Press, a national choral music publisher.
  • Senior and freshman voice students placed first at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition.
  • Five church choirs, led by student conductors, have provided dynamic internships with local congregations.
  • Our ensembles have received coaching from these professionals:
    • King’s Singers
    • Chanticleer
    • the Rose Ensemble
    • the Wailin’ Jennys
    • Charles Bruffy (Kansas City Chorale)
    • composers Steve Danyew and Derek Jenkins
    • Ben Markley (piano)
    • Bob Mintzer (saxophone)
    • Weston Noble (57 years directing band and choirs at Luther College)
    • award-winning composer Paul Rudy
    • Allen Vizzutti (trumpet)
    • Bobby Watson (saxophone)
    • Pete Zimmer (percussion)

Come join a vibrant, energetic and imaginative musical environment.