Music Ministry


Music Ministry


  • Dr. Carol McDaniel ( ) - Minister of Music
  • Mara Widmann ( ) - Admin. Asst. to Music Ministry 
  • Blake Flattley ( ) - Artist in Residence 


Upcoming Music ministry happenings:



Bethany Lutheran Music Academy:

The Music Academy was established in 1990 to provide extra-curricular music instruction to all children associated with Bethany Lutheran Church and School. This is an after school program with instruction taking place on the Bethany campus, Monday - Friday between 3:15 and 6:30 p.m. We have Christian instructors who are professionals in their field. There are twelve weekly lessons scheduled each semester; fall semester will begin Monday, September 9th. Tuition: $275 plus $25 annual registration fee. Students may select from the following instruments: piano (2nd grade and up), violin (2nd – 8th grades) and trumpet (4th and up). Brochures and enrollment forms may be picked up in the school or church offices; you may click the links below to download your enrollment form. Enrollment is now open through Friday, August 30. 

Forms are due no later than Friday, August 30. Questions? Contact Academy Administrator, Mara Widmann at   or 562-421-4711 ext. #55.


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 - (formerly known as Senior Choir) rehearsals are on Thursdays 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 on Monday (Intermediate Bells) and Thursday (Advanced Bells) 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 Dr. Carol McDaniel in the church office, (562) 421-4711, ext. 14,  if you are interested.  


Instrumentalists/Musicians/Singers - are always welcome to share their talents with us during the year. Please speak with Dr. Carol McDaniel 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 in grades 2-8, organ instruction in grades 7-8, percussion in grades 3-high school, and trumpet in 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... 

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