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
- 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.