Betty Bedsole


Before joining the Union University faculty in 1998, Dr. Bedsole served on the faculties of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Previously, she served as Preschool/Children's Consultant in the Department of Church Music at the Baptist Sunday School Board (now Lifeway Christian Resources) in Nashville, Tennessee. She has served on the Board of Directors of Chorister's Guild, an international organization for the development of children's choirs, and on the Executive Council of the Baptist Church Music Conference. She is certified in the teaching methodologies of Carl Orff and Zoltan Kodaly, and has served as an officer on the Board of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. In the summer of 2007, Dr. Bedsole received a grant to study "Teaching Music in the Middle School", which included study at Westminster Choir College and Towson University. Frequently a clinician for children's choir workshops and camps, in the summer of 2009, she served as co-director of Union's first annual Children's Music Camp for children.