Bethel Students to Showcase Jazz Talent

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform its 14th annual Jazz Coffeehouse Concert on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in the Bethel College Dining Commons.

A wide variety of jazz compositions and arrangements will be performed, including compositions such as “Funky Cha-Cha,” “A String of Pearls,” “Milestones” and “Amazing Grace.”

The Jazz Coffeehouse Concert events began in the spring of 1999 by Director Reginald Klopfenstein, D.M., who is a professor of music at Bethel. The tradition and talent of the event will provide a night out for family and friends to enjoy the fine art of jazz music in an inexpensive way. The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact the department of music at 574.807.7575.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.