Choir and band playing at Christmas at Bethany concert

Performances and Recitals

Bethany hosts guest performers throughout the academic year for student enrichment, as well as student Honors Recitals and faculty recitals each semester.

Upcoming Performances

Student Recitals

Featured Music Videos

Every year music students compose original music that is performed in the spring New Music Recital. Past recitals have included music for choir, band, strings, solo piano, organ, handbells, and various instrumental ensembles.

Last Days of Autumn was composed by Beret Ouren, a student who is double majoring in music composition and theater. She is playing the cello in this performance of her piece from the February 23, 2016 New Music Recital.

Music students with a performance emphasis give a final recital as their senior capstone for the music major. Students also have numerous other performance opportunities, including the Fall and Spring Honors recitals, and a possible junior recital. Students may also do joint recitals with classmates.

Sarabande” by Claude Debussy. Brittany Moldstad is a piano performance major, studying with Dr. Bethel Balge. This performance is from her junior recital on May 8, 2016.

Music Opportunities

Christmas at Bethany

Every December, the Bethany Lutheran College bands and choirs come together to celebrate the birth of our Savior. See the Christmas at Bethany page for details.


In February, Bethany musicians take to the stage to perform a musical. The group is known as Choraliers.

Daily Chapel Services

Students and faculty regularly play and sing for daily chapel services. See our Chapelcast page for audio and video recordings.

Music Tours

Some of Bethany’s instrumental and vocal groups tour each year. See Music Tours for more information.