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Bethany College hosts student music recital
Matthew Eades from Great Bend one of several featured vocalists
Lindsborg vocal recital Matthew Eades 2019
Bethany College students will be featured in a music recital on Tuesday. Front row, from left: Maya Herrera, Brighton, Colo.; Abigail Rishel-Barnett, Lindsborg; Prof. Leslie Mangrum, voice instructor; Carl Lindstrom III, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jo Steel Kraus, accompanist. Second row: Matthew Slusser, Cheney; Matthew Eades, Great Bend; Austin Hampton, Cheney; Gavin Larios, Manhattan; Tyler Breneman, accompanist.

LINDSBORG — The Bethany College Department of Music will host a recital from 2:30-3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, in which Bethany students will be presenting selections in Pearson Chapel, on campus.  

Students Abigail Rishel-Barnett, Austin Hampton, Lauren Gragg, Elise Nelson and Maya Herrera will perform in both Classical and Music Theatre. Gavin Larios, Carl Lindstrom, and Great Bend’s Matthew Eades will perform in the Classical division.  Matthew Slusser will present in the Musical Theatre division. These students study voice with adjunct Professor Leslie Mangrum.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

November 1-2, these Bethany students will travel to Kansas State University to present at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference for the West Central Region. The students will present in the Classical and Music Theatre divisions, and will be judged by regional college voice professors. Students from Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming will attend workshops and master classes in addition to presenting their prepared selections in a competition. Students must have three or four prepared selections for each category in which they participate.  

Bethany College (, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service.