Music Majors Performed for Local Music Club

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Six Westminster College music majors presented a program for the New Castle Music Club March 27 at Northminster Presbyterian Church.

The students who performed were:
   • Soprano Kathleen Bachtel, a music performance major, is a daughter of Michael and Jennifer Bachtel of Massillon, Ohio, and a graduate of Washington High School.
   • Soprano Rayna Brooks, a music education major, is a daughter of Leah Brooks of Sharpsville and a graduate of Sharpsville High School.
   • Baritone Christian Heasley, a music education major, is a son of Daniel and Lisa Heasley of New Castle and a graduate of Laurel High School.
   • Soprano Elise Heater, a music performance major, is a daughter of Ronald and Kathleen Heater of Creswell, Ore., and a graduate of Creswell High School.
   • Guitarist Timothy Skero, a music education major, is a son of Timothy and Rosemary Skero of Hermitage and a graduate of Hickory High School.
   • Clarinetist John Stumpff, a music education major, is a son of Gerald and Sharon Stumpff of Greenville and a graduate of Greenville High School.

The program was organized by Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz, Westminster associate professor of music, and the students were accompanied by pianist Marie Libal-Smith, Westminster adjunct music faculty.

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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(L-r) Christian Heasley, Rayna Brooks, John Stumpff, Marie Libal-Smith, Kathleen Bachtel, Elise Heater