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Eli Brockway to give junior bass recital

April 16th, 2018

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Elijah Brockway will give his junior string bass recital April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Brockway, McPherson, is a student of Dennis Danders, Bethel College instructor of string bass, and James Pisano, Bethel College associate professor of music and director of jazz studies.

Brockway will graduate from Bethel in May 2019 with a degree in music with education licensure.

On Brockway’s program are “Après un rêve” by Gabriel Fauré, “L’éléphant” by Camille Saint-Saëns and Sonata No. 1 in D minor by Alessandro Scarlatti.

His piano accompanist is Rosa Lee, Bethel associate professor of music.

Brockway is a 2015 graduate of McPherson High School.

At Bethel, Brockway’s other musical activities include the Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I for four years, the Bethel College Wind Ensemble, Philharmonia Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I and Men’s Ensemble (vocal) for three years, and Jazz Ensemble 2 and Jazz Combo 2 for a year. He is also a member of the Bethel College Concert Choir.

He is the son of Jon Brockway of McPherson and Jess Buss and Jim Buss, both of Wichita.

Brockway’s April 20 recital is free and open to the public.

Bethel College ranks at No. 1 in College Consensus’ ranking of Kansas colleges and universities, and is the only Kansas private college listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2017-18. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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