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Jacqui-Ann Doig, R.N., ’07

Shade recital to include concerto, other music for euphonium

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.– Timothy Shade, Bethel College assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music and music education, will present a euphonium recital Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

His accompanist is Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music at Bethel College, on piano.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Shade has taught at Bethel since 2008. He directs the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra, the Bethel College Wind Ensemble and the newly formed Bethel Philharmonia, and teaches private instruction in low brass.

The first half of Shade’s Feb. 17 program  will consist of the euphonium concerto UFO Dreams by David Maslanka.

In the second half, he will play “Recitativo & Allegro” by Marco Putz, “Walk in the Woods” by Jiro Censhu and “Pearls” by Roland Szentpali.

Shade holds a music performance degree in euphonium and jazz trombone – he is a versatile performer on both – from Youngstown (Ohio) State University, and a Master of Music degree in euphonium and conducting from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Fla.

As a conductor and educator, Shade has worked extensively with many high school programs in the Midwest as a rehearsal technician and clinician. He has also maintained active private teaching studios involving students ranging from beginners to college students on trombone, euphonium and tuba.

Shade is known as a proponent for new music and has premiered several new works with the Bethel College Wind Ensemble. He is currently in the process of commissioning more repertoire for euphonium.

Shade received the 2012 Outstanding Young Bandmaster award from the Kansas Bandmasters Association.

Karen Bauman Schlabaugh holds degrees from Oberlin College, Ithaca College and the University of Iowa and has studied at the Royal College of Music in London.

Her current teaching assignments include piano, music theory and history courses and involvement in a cooperative piano pedagogy program at Bethel, where she has been chair of the Department of Music since 1998. 

She performs frequently as a soloist, chamber musician and recital accompanist, and regularly serves as an adjudicator and clinician at piano festivals and contests throughout Kansas and the region.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2012-13 Forbes.com analysis of premier colleges and universities in the United States and ranks in the top five “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2012-13. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.