Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Music | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 1988
Veenker teaches composition, music theory, and orchestration courses. He is a frequently commissioned composer and arranger writing primarily for choir, wind ensemble, orchestra, and solo voice.
Private Lesson Instructor in French Horn | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1995
Kimberly Allmann is a horn performer and instructor in the Twin Cities, MN. She teaches horn because of a passion for connecting with horn players and helping them improve, whatever their starting skill level. Through her decades of teaching horn, Kimberly has relied on teaching with encouragement and humor, rather than through intimidation and fear. Kimberly was principal horn of the Rochester Orchestra from 2002-2010, and now performs as a freelance hornist throughout the area.. . . read more.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Private Lesson Instructor in Guitar | firstname.lastname@example.org
Crittenden is a classical guitarist and composer. He has published work through Amoriello Guitar Publications and Alfred Music Publishing and was a member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet for ten years.
Private Lesson Instructor in Violin | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2008
Hanson teaches violin lessons, coaches chamber ensembles, and teaches the violin/viola portion of string methods. She performs frequently around the Twin Cities and is in the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, and is concertmaster of the Dakota Valley Symphony. In addition to teaching at Bethel, she teaches at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School and at home.
Professor of Music | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2008
Johnson teaches piano, piano theory, and piano pedagogy. He is an active solo and collaborative pianist in the Twin Cities and participates in numerous musical activities in the metropolitan area including chamber music recitals, worship services, and sacred concerts.
Professor of Music | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1988
Rhoads teaches courses in church music, music education, and gen. ed. arts courses. He is a member of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada and is active in discussions on music and worship, with current research in American hymnody, especially the reform movement in the American Protestant church in the early 19th century. Rhoads is active in church music as director, hymn and tune writer, and worship planner. He also writes and publishes poetry.. . . read more.
Professor of Music | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 1999
Self teaches organ, piano, and music history. He also serves in the Western Humanity program. He is active as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout the Twin Cities. Self is an active member of the American Guild of Organists. He is a Fellow of the Guild, the highest certification level offered, and in 2000, he received the S. Lewis Elmer prize for the highest score of all major certification recipients of that year. A published musicologist, he specializes in music of the Medieval a. . . read more.
Manager of Music Organizations and Director of the Handbell Ensemble | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1997
Shull oversees the management of all activity of the music department’s performance ensembles including the planning, organization, and promotion of all music tours, performances on campus, as well as the production of Bethel’s annual Festival of Christmas. He conducts the Bethel Handbell Ensemble and coaches smaller handbell ensembles and soloists.
Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2002
Thompson teaches courses in instrumental conducting, instrumental pedagogies, private trumpet instruction, and conducts the Bethel Wind Symphony. Thompson maintains an active performing schedule as a trumpeter in the Upper Midwest and the Eastern United States. He is sought after as a clinician and as an adjudicator for numerous contest events.
Private Lesson Instructor in Low Brass | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2000
Zimmerman is a professional musician with Grammy award-winning Chestnut Brass Company and principal trombonist in the Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Minneapolis Pop Orchestra. He also actively performs using period brass instruments including Renaissance sackbuts and 19th century saxhorns.