Music Ministry


Music Ministry


  • Mara Widmann ( ) - Music Ministry Assistant
  • Blake Flattley ( ) - Artist in Residence

God's peace to you.  +SDG+ 


Music Ministry Grant

The Music Ministry of Bethany Lutheran is offering grants to qualified applicants who plan on taking some type of music lessons or are majoring/minoring in music at the college level.  Music Ministry Grant Applications can be picked up in the church office.  All applications must be received by May 31; grant awards will be announced in June.  Questions?.Please call the church office at 562-421-4711.


Fall 2023 Semester of Bethany Music Academy:

Enrollment is now open for Fall Music Academy lessons. Twelve weekly lessons will be offered beginning September 18. Students may select from the following instruments: piano (2nd grade and up), clarinet (4th grade and up), and trumpet (4th and up). Lessons are held on our campus after school, between the hours of 3:15 and 6:30 p.m. Tuition: $300 plus $25 annual registration fee. Brochures and enrollment forms can be picked up in the school or church office; you may also go online to: and download your enrollment form. Enrollment Forms are due no later than Friday, September 8 to secure your child’s spot. Questions? Contact Academy Administrator, Mara Widmann at (562) 421-4711 ext. 55, or


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 Wednesdays 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 (Intermediate Bells) and Wednesday (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 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 in grades 2-8, organ instruction in grades 7-8,  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... 


"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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