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Unruh and Schrag to give joint recital with trumpet, bassoon

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Elizabeth Schrag, Newton, and Braden Unruh, Goessel, will give a joint junior recital Sunday, March 15.

The event is at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel, with a reception to follow in The Meeting Place on the ground floor of the building.

Schrag and Unruh are both majoring in music with education licensure at Bethel and are instrumentalists, on bassoon and trumpet, respectively.

Schrag will perform works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Osborn. Her piano accompanist is Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel professor of music. She will also be joined on one piece by Riley King, senior from Lawrence, on cello.

Unruh will play works by Fasch and Kennan. His piano accompanist is Karen Unruh, Goessel.

Schrag studies with Zach Hague, Bethel adjunct instructor of bassoon, and Unruh with Nick Schroeder, Bethel adjunct instructor of trumpet.

Unruh and Schrag are both members of the Bethel College Concert Choir, the Bethel College Wind Ensemble and the Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra. Unruh also sings with the men’s a cappella ensemble Open Road and is part of a student bluegrass band, the Flannelbacks.

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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