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(316) 284-5265

Office Location:
FAC 161

Joel Boettger

  • Instructor of Music, Music
  • Education:
  • B.A. Bethel College - Music Education 2014
  • M.M. Eastman School of Music - Jazz and Contemporary Media 2016


Joel Boettger is the Interim Director of Jazz Studies and Applied Single Reeds at Bethel College in North Newton, KS where he teaches Theory III and IV, Jazz History, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Combo I. In May of 2016 Joel graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY with an M.M. in Jazz Saxophone and Contemporary Media where he studied with Charles Pillow. Joel was honored to receive the George Marge Woodwind Scholarship during his studies at Eastman and played with Eastman Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Bill Dobbins. Joel performs frequently in the Central Kansas area. Highlights include have been playing with Johnny Mathis and playing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Prior to his studies at Eastman, Joel received his B.A. in Music Education from Bethel College and is a licensed a K-12 Educator in Kansas.

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.