Music Ministry


Music Ministry


  • Noah Freeman ( ) - Director of Music Ministries and Worship Arts
  • Mara Widmann ( ) - Music Ministry Assistant
  • Blake Flattley ( ) - Artist in Residence

God's peace to you.  +SDG+ 


SPRING SEMESTER ENROLLMENT OPEN, BETHANY MUSIC ACADEMY: Twelve weekly private lessons will be offered beginning the week of January 29. Students may select from the following instruments: piano (2nd grade and up), clarinet (4th and older), trumpet (4th and up), and voice (6th and older). Lessons are held on our campus after school, between the hours of 3:15 and 6:00 p.m. Tuition: $300 plus $25 annual registration fee. Information sheets and enrollment forms can be picked up in the school or church offices; or go online to download Music Academy items: Enrollment forms are due no later than Friday, January 19 to secure your child’s spot. Questions? Contact Academy Administrator, Mara Widmann at (562) 421-4711 ext. 55, or

Click the link below for the Enrollment Form:



Do you like to sing and play music?

TheWordAlive - The contemporary worship ensemble group would like to welcome those who are interested to come in and join their rehearsals to see what they do!  If you are interested in either playing an instrument, singing, or both in this worship ensemble group - contact Blake Flattley at  for more information.


Additional Music Ministry Information & Links:

The Bethany Choir - Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30PM. This choir is open to all ages: high school, college, and adult.  Kevin Bowers continues to be our faithful accompanist! Click on the link below for more Bethany Choir information and schedule.


Adult Handbell Choirs - We continue to ring praises; our rehearsals are normally on Monday (Crescendo Handbell Choir) and Thursday (Jubilate Handbell Choir) evenings.  Click on the link below for more information regarding the Handbell Choirs.


Sound Technicians are needed.  We will happily allow you to "apprentice" with an experienced technician...and give you plenty of time to learn. Please call the church office, (562) 421-4711,  if you are interested.


Instrumentalists/Musicians/Singers - are always welcome to share their talents with us during the year. Please speak with our music ministry team if you have leadership ability especially with percussion, brass, string, or wind instruments. Notify the office of your current email, phone, and instruments with which you are proficient.


The Music Academy - We offer piano instruction (grades 2-8), clarinet lessons (grades 4-high school), and trumpet lessons (grades 4-8). If interested in joining,  please speak to Mara Widmann (ext. 55) in the church office or email her at .


Children's Choirs - Our children sing praise... 


"Sing to the Lord a new song!  Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord! Praise his name!" - Psalm 96:1-2

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