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Beachy to give senior piano recital

March 29th, 2022

Piano keyboard

Emma Beachy will give her senior piano recital Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Ginastera, Duke Ellington and Jimmy McHugh.

Beachy, Kalona, Iowa, will graduate in May with degrees in music and history.

She is a student of Christina Liu, D.M.A.

On her program are Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach; Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 by Franz Joseph Haydn; 3 Intermezzi, Op. 117 (1 and 3) by Johannes Brahms; the fourth movement from Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera; “Mood Indigo” by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard; and “Let’s Get Lost” by Jimmy McHugh.

Bethel music faculty member Brad Shores and freshman John Koontz will join Beachy for the final piece, on drums and bass respectively.

At Bethel, Beachy plays piano with the Bethel College Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble I. She also sang in the Concert Choir for two years.

She is a 2018 graduate of Iowa Mennonite School, now Hillcrest Academy, in Kalona. Her parents are David and Wanda Beachy.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college founded in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks at #15 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” and #31 in U.S. News & World Report, Best Regional Colleges Midwest, both for 2021-22. Bethel was the only Kansas college or university selected for the American Association of College & Universities’ 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, and has been named a TRHT Campus Center. For more information, see

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.