Music Professor Performed in Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz, Westminster College associate professor of music, performed Jan. 12-13 as part of the Friday Morning Music Club (FMMC) in Washington, D.C.

The recitals featured selections by Kurt Weil, Reynaldo Hahn, Erik Satie, Jean Paul Martini, and Stephen Foster.  Bentz, a soprano, was accompanied by pianist David Chapman.

The FMMC provides music to venues throughout the Washington metropolitan area.  Bentz has been an active performing member of the professional organization since 1999.

Bentz, who has been with Westminster since 2001, heads the voice division in the Department of Music and is director of Opera Westminster. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, doctorate from the University of Maryland, and an artist's diploma from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, West Germany.

Contact Bentz at (724) 946-6045 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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David Chapman and Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz