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Michelle Unruh to give senior piano recital

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Michelle Unruh, Goessel, will give her senior piano recital Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Unruh will graduate from Bethel in May with a degree in music and plans to complete her education licensure the following semester. She is a student of Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music.

Unruh will perform works by Karel Husa, Franz Liszt, Domenico Scarlatti, Clara Wieck Schumann, Robert Schumann and Dmitri Shostakovich.

She will be assisted by Matthew Graber, sophomore from Freeman, South Dakota.

Unruh is a member of the Bethel College Concert Choir, for which she serves as a rehearsal accompanist, section leader and student conductor. She is a Walter H. Hohmann Choral Conducting Scholar at Bethel.

She also sings with the a cappella women’s ensemble Woven and plays clarinet in the Bethel College Wind Ensemble.

She is a 2011 graduate of Goessel High School and the daughter of Diane and Fred Unruh of Goessel.

Unruh’s recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place, on the ground floor of the Ad Building.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2014-15 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2014-15. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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