We want to talk to you directly about your interests in music. Please consider scheduling a campus visit. We will have you meet with our music faculty and even have you join a class or a rehearsal, if you request.
You can choose one of our audition days each semester – reach out to our admissions department with questions about audition opportunities and audition days.
As a Bethel student, you'll have numerous opportunities to participate in one or more of our musical ensembles. If you plan to study music or you simply want to participate in a group, we welcome all interested students into our ensembles.
- Concert Choir
- Jazz ensembles
- Chapel Choir (vocal treble ensemble)
- Wind Ensemble or chamber orchestra
- Steel Drum Band
- Threshold (athletic band)
- Woven (soprano/alto, a cappella ensemble) or Open Road (tenor/bass, a cappella ensemble)
- Chamber Singers
Because Bethel is a liberal-arts institution, you’ll learn to
- think critically
- ask good questions
- communicate effectively through speaking and writing
You’ll put music into its context of history, literature and other fine arts, which situates you well for
- graduate school
- a performance career
- Masters in Collaborative Piano
- Masters in Education
- Masters in Orchestral Conducting
- Masters in Performance:
- Jazz Saxophone
- Double bass
- Doctorates in Musicology
- Doctorates in Choral Conducting
Bethel College prepares students to succeed wherever their passions take them.
- Rachel de Benedet – ’88
Rachel de Benedet is a professional actor in New York City with roles in the national tour of Camelot, the Broadway production of The Addams Family and she created the role of “Paula Abegnale” in the world premiere of Catch Me If You Can, played at the Chicago Goodman Theater.
- Dan Hege – ’87
Dan Hege is conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Binghamton symphony and Principal visiting Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony
- Rachel Dirks – ’92
Rachel Dirks is an instructor of orchestra and cello at Kansas State University.
- Arthur Marks – ’93
Arthur Marks is a professional actor in New York City and he was featured in the first American cast recording of Honk.
- Dr. Paul Crabb – ’76
Dr. Paul Crabb is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Missouri.
- Grace Bradfield – ’17
Grace Bradfield is in graduate school in Dentistry in Kansas City, MO.
- Jordan Ortman – ’13
Jordan Ortman has completed his Master degree in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. He is currently on faculty at Metro State University and plays professionally in the Denver area.
- Joel Linscheid – ’08
Joel Linscheid is pursuing doctoral work at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
- Brett Jackson – ’08
Brett Jackson is an adjunct collegiate teacher in Kansas City and playing professionally in Kansas City.
- Amy Regier – ’02
Amy Regier teaches elementary music in the Newton Pubic system and teaches Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Music at Bethel College.
- Major requirements for Music:
- 36 hours plus piano competency
- Major requirements for Music teacher licensure:
- 59 hours, including 7 hours in the major performance medium, piano and guitar competency and aural skills competency, plus completion of professional education requirements.
- Minor requirements for Music:
- 16 hours