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William Eash

  • Professor and chair of music / Director of choral activities
  • Education:
  • B.A., Bluffton University, 1974
  • M.A., University of Iowa, 1979
  • D.M.A., University of Iowa, 1988


Dr. William Eash is in demand as a conductor and music educator. He is in his 22nd year as professor of music, director of choral activities and conductor of the Emmy Award-winning Bethel College Concert Choir.

A native of Ohio, his career has taken him across the United States and Europe. He studied at the University of Iowa and the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Previous to Bethel, he held positions as director of choral music at the University of Evansville (Ind.) and as director of music at Newman University, Wichita. William received the 2010 Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award at Bethel College. He holds the Master of Music degree in choral conducting and the Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Iowa.

About Bethel

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.