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John T. Bartsch Jr.

Assistant Professor of Music

B.S. University of Nebraska
M.M. University of Nebraska

Responsibilities: Teaches Music Theory classes, composition, directs the Chamber Orchestra

Background: Prior to his appointment at Corban, he served as accompanist and arranger for Back to the Bible Quartet and Choir, Lincoln, NE. He has also been a church organist in Omaha, NE and Salem, OR. John began teaching at Corban in 1991.

Published Pieces:

  • God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” for Handbells and Orchestra: National Music Publishers, Tustin, CA
  • “Fantasia” for 4 to 5 octaves of Handbells: Psaltery Music Publications, Irmo, SC
  • “How Could It Be, Little Child” for S.A.T.B. Choir and Piano: MorningStar Music Publishers: Fenton, MO
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner” for 2 to 5 octaves of Handbells, with Brass and Timpani: Jeffers Handbell Supply, Irmo, SC
  • “Spirit Wind” for 3 to 5 octaves of Handbells: Fred Bock Music Company, Tarzana, CA

Additional Compositions & Arrangements:

  • Psalms of Dedication” for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, performed at the dedication of The Psalm
  • Performing Arts Center, Corban University, October 14, 2005
  • Christmas Carols arranged for Brass Quintet, July 2007
  • Fully orchestrated and arrangements of the hymns for four Hymn Festivals in the last few years, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

Family: He is married with three grown children and nine grandchildren. John enjoys walking, being with grandchildren, visiting with neighbors, and writing music for school, church and friends.

Why choose Corban: " I really love teaching at Corban -- where faculty, staff and students truly love the Lord and desire to serve Him without reservation. Corban is truly set apart to teach spiritual values to young students. I am thrilled to see what God is doing through our students and through our graduates, as they grow in maturity and serve Him throughout the world."