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Bethel’s newest music faculty member to give recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s newest music faculty member will give his first campus recital Monday, Feb. 2, in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center.

Timothy Shade began as instructor of music and director of instrumental music and music education last August. He directs the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and the Bethel College Wind Ensemble and gives private instruction in low brass.

Shade performs on two instruments, the trombone and the euphonium. He will be playing the latter for the Feb. 2 recital, with Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music, as piano accompanist. The recital begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The program will include “Concert Piece No. 1” by Joseph Turrin, “Shapes of the Morning” by David Morgan, “Panache” by Robin Dewhurst and “Euphonium Concerto” by Martin Ellerby.

Shade holds a music performance degree in euphonium and jazz trombone from Youngstown (Ohio) State University and was a graduate assistant in the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, Fla., where he completed a music performance degree in euphonium and conducting.

As a trombonist, Shade has shared the stage with well-known performers such as Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, John Clayton, Harold Danko, Joey DeFrancesco, Conrad Herwig, Sean Jones, Darren Kramer, Wynton Marsalis, Jim McNeely, Bernadette Peters, and The Modernaires, performing music of all styles including jazz, blues, funk, rock, salsa and merengue.

Shade is currently principal euphonium for the Wichita Wind Ensemble and an active soloist. A proponent for new music, Shade has premiered several new works and is currently in the process of commissioning more repertoire for the euphonium.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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