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New Bethany organ professor to give recital Nov. 8

October 31st, 2022

Tyler Boehmer

The first concert in Bethel College’s Organ Recital Series will bring Tyler Boehmer, D.M.A., from Bethany College to campus Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Boehmer will play works by J.S. Bach, Petr Eben, Johann Kaspar Kerll and Max Reger.

Boehmer began this fall as visiting associate professor of music, college organist and sacred music coordinator at Bethany.

He recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas, graduating with honors.

He has studied with Don Cook at Brigham Young University, James Higdon at KU and Edoardo Bellotti at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany.

His public performances include appearances in five cities in Russia, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the American Guild of Organists convention in Houston in 2016.

Active in international competitions, Boehmer won 2nd prize in the 2022 Concours d’Orgue de Québec, 3rd prize (ex acquo) in the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition, 1st prize in the 2019 Miami International Organ Competition, and 2nd prize in the 2018 Sydney International Organ Competition.

Before coming to Bethany, Boehmer worked as an accompanist at Texas Tech University and, while at KU, as director of music at Leavenworth (Kan.) First United Methodist Church.

The next event in the 2022-23 Bethel Organ Recital Series is a joint concert by David C. Pickering and Audrey Pickering, Feb. 7, 2023.

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 #14 in the Washington Monthly list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges,” and #24 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Regional Colleges Midwest,” both for 2022-23. Bethel is the only Kansas college or university to be named a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. For more information, see

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