Coming soon

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Life Radio Play – Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Hesston Mennonite Church
Hesston College Music and Theatre join together to bring this beloved American holiday classic, performed as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Bel Canto Singers and Global Voices bring music before, during and after the show! It will be a beautiful night of nostalgia and holiday warmth. Concert program, livestream

Sunflower Performing Arts – Calmus: Christmas A Cappella – Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Hesston Mennonite Church
Last here for our 2012-13 season, this outstanding vocal quintet returns to present a wonderful holiday concert featuring Christmas songs from around the world. Based in Leipzig, Germany, the internationally acclaimed ensemble performs more than 50 concerts a year and will collaborate with Bel Canto Singers on two selections. What a great way to get into the holiday spirit! tickets
Hesston College Masterworks Presents: I Believe – Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Hesston Mennonite Church
Join us for a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a performance featuring music of African American Composers, including works by William Dawson, Robert Owens, and Margaret Bonds. Masterworks chorus and orchestra will be joined by soloists Evan Julius Nelson, Dr. Carren Moham, and Dr. Holly Swartzendruber. livestream

2022-23 Performing Arts calendar of events

Ensembles and Tours

Music ensembles and tours - Bel Canto Singers performBel Canto Singers, Men’s and Women’s Chorus, International Chorale

Keyboard Studies

Keyboard Studies - a student performs on the college's concert SteinwayDr. Mei Li and Ken Rodgers teach piano and organ

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities in Music - Bel Canto Singers perform with Sons of SerendipMaster classes, department and sophomore recitals, NATS vocal competitions and more

Performances and Recordings

Performances and Recordings - Bel Canto Singers music videoRecent concert programs and videos


Hesston College music facultyDr. Russell Adrian, Dr. Mei Li, Holly Swartzendruber, Karen Unruh and Ken Rodgers

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships - a student rehearses during a voice lessonMusic scholarship and choir auditions, scholarship recommendation form


Music festivals at Hesston CollegeKeyboard Festival, Treble Choral Festival, Vocal Leadership Workshop, KSHSAA 1A State Music Festival

Music Programs of Study

Music Majors - Music Prof Russell Adrian directs Bel Canto SingersMusic Education, Music Performance, Music Therapy