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Julia Miller to give senior voice recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN.– Bethel College student Julia Miller, Hesston, a mezzo soprano, will give her senior voice recital Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.

Miller will graduate from Bethel in May 2014 with a degree in music with education licensure and a German minor. She is a student of Soyoun Chun, Bethel College instructor of voice.

Miller’s recital program will include works by Vivaldi, Bizet, Brahms and Bernstein, among others.

Her accompanists are Rich Toevs, Newton, and Jordan Ortman, senior from Marion, S.D. She will also be joined by guest musicians Miriam Weaverdyck, senior from Ann Arbor, Mich., Mycah Westhoff, junior from Newton, and Nathan Snyder, Newton.

At Bethel, Miller is a member of, and frequent soloist with, the Bethel College Concert Choir. She has also participated in forensics all four years, qualifying for nationals three times, including this year.

Miller had one of the major roles, “Ma Moss,” in last spring’s Bethel production of the Aaron Copland opera The Tender Land, as well as the role of “Lily” in last fall’s production of The Secret Garden on the Bethel stage. She was “Desdemona” in the comedy Good Night Desdemona,  Good Morning Juliet this past February and will play opposite her sister, Audra, in the upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Miller is a 2009 graduate of Hesston High School. She is the daughter of Marcia and Steve Miller of Hesston.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in The Meeting Place, on the ground floor of the Ad Building.

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the 2012-13 analysis of premier colleges and universities in the United States and ranks in the top five “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2012-13. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see


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