Vocal instructor wins national fellowship award

Hesston College music faculty member Matthew Schloneger, Ph.D., was selected as one of two winners nationally for the Van L. Lawrence Fellowship, recognizing a combined commitment to excellence in teaching and voice science. The Fellowship and $2,000 award are intended to provide opportunities for the Fellow to become more thoroughly acquainted with practices, techniques, technology […]

Sunflower Trio to resource sister institutions during spring break tour

The Sunflower Trio, comprised of three Hesston College music faculty members, will travel to three sister institutions, Bluffton (Ohio) University, Goshen (Ind.) College and Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) for concert presentations and residency activities during a spring break tour March 14 to 18. The tour is made possible through a grant from the Marpeck […]

A dramatic landing gives student pilot a unique perspective

January 19, 2015, is a day that will forever live in the mind of Jordan Stoltzfus, a sophomore aviation student at Hesston College. On that day, Stoltzfus survived total engine failure of an airplane, followed by an emergency landing, and lived to tell about it–an experience that not many pilots, seasoned veterans or otherwise, would […]

Pen to Paper to Performance: Script writing contest deadline extended to Feb. 22

This spring, Hesston College Theatre, led by Rachel Jantzi, is hosting a script writing contest called Pen to Paper to Performance that encourages creativity – both on-campus and in the wider community. Submissions are due By Wednesday, Feb. 22. Eight selected submissions will be chosen to be produced in the final showcase event on April […]

South African group to make return appearance in performing arts series

The internationally acclaimed South African male a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s tour to promote its latest album will include Bethel College. Ladysmith performs as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. This is Ladysmith’s second local appearance – it was last on the HBPA stage in […]

Andover Organ Series to bring world’s talent to Hesston

During the spring 2017 semester, Hesston College will host talented organists for concerts on the Andover organ at Hesston Mennonite Church. Thanks to funding by the John Ernest Foundation, the concerts, called the Andover Organ Series at Hesston College, will bring another form of fine art to south central Kansas. All concerts are free and […]

Thanksgiving concert, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” to kick off holiday season

A Hesston Thanksgiving tradition, Hesston College Music and Theatre will present the annual masterworks concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 24, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “A Downton Abbey Christmas,” will feature holiday music by English composers themed around the popular British television show. Hesston College music faculty member, […]

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts holiday concert to feature premier men’s vocal ensemble

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will welcome Cantus to the stage for a performance in celebration of the Christmas season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The program, “Christmas with Cantus,” draws on traditions passed from parent to child or friend to friend. A description of the […]

Voice students finish among top at singing competition

Hesston College voice students competed among the best collegiate vocalists in a four-state region at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region Vocal Competition Nov. 5 to 6, at Wichita (Kan.) State University. Nine students represented Hesston College during the weekend competition with four advancing to the semifinal round. More […]