NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s annual Music Camp for high school students gets underway this weekend with a lineup of public concerts throughout the week.
At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, there will be a Music Camp faculty and staff recital in the Administration Building chapel on the Bethel College campus.
The next evening, Monday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., Music Camp jazz faculty will perform in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center. The group includes James Pisano (Bethel assistant professor of music) on tenor saxophone, Bob McCurdy on trumpet, Timothy Shade (Bethel director of instrumental music) on trombone, Jerry Hahn on guitar and Ben Markley on Hammond B-3.
Music Camp faculty include Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music; Soyoun Chun, Bethel assistant professor of music; William Eash, Bethel professor of music; Nancy Johnson, Bethel adjunct instructor of violin; and Jonathan Wiebe, choir and orchestra director at Indian Hills Middle School, Shawnee Mission.
Music Camp student performances begin Friday, June 12, with a chamber music concert (instrumental and vocal) at 7:30 that evening in Krehbiel Auditorium.
Saturday, June 13, there will be an honors recital at 11 a.m. in the chapel. The grand finale, the camp concert, will be at 2:30 that afternoon in the auditorium.
All concerts and recitals are free and open to the public.
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 Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09.