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Spring 2003 · Vol. 32 No. 1 · pp. 111–21 

Pieces of Tabor College Music History

Clarence Hiebert

TABOR COLLEGE MUSIC INSTRUCTORS, 1935-2003

1936 Herbert C. Richert
Mrs. Paul Groening
1937-42 Ella Franz
Herbert C. Richert
1943 Margaret Kyner
Herbert C. Richert
1944 Ralph Bengston
Herbert C. Richert
1945-46 Ella Franz
Herbert C. Richert
1947 Ralph Bengston
Ella Franz
Herbert C. Richert
1948 Ralph Bengston
Ella Franz
Paul W. Ratzlaff
Herbert C. Richert
1949 Ralph Bengston
Ella Franz
Paul W. Ratzlaff
Herbert C. Richert
Mabel Warkentin
1950 Ralph Bengston
Eleanor Brown
Ella Franz
Paul W. Ratzlaff
Herbert C. Richert
Mabel Warkentin
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1951 Ralph Bengston
Eleanor Brown
Ella Franz
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1952 Josephine C. Elsen
Herbert C. Richert
Dorothy Shoup
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1953 Josephine C. Elsen
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1954 Josephine C. Elsen
Archie Kliewer
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1955 Josephine C. Elsen
Archie Kliewer
Herbert C. Richert {112}
1956-58 Ruth Bixel
Josephine C. Elsen
Archie Kliewer
Paul W. Ratzlaff
Herbert C. Richert
1959-60 Ruth Bixel
Josephine C. Elsen
Archie Kliewer
Herbert C. Richert
1961 Ruth Bixel
Thomas Collins
Larry Feil
Herbert C. Richert
1962-64 Ruth Bixel
Thomas Collins
Larry Feil
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1965-66 Thomas Collins
Larry Feil
Carl Gerbrandt
Alice Hostetler Loewen
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1967 Thomas Collins
Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Carl Gerbrandt
Herbert C. Richert
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1968 Thomas Collins
Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Jay Harder
Robert Jones
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1969 Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Robert Jones
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1970 William R. Braun
Marilyn Cruit
Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Leland Suderman
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1971 William R. Braun
Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1972-74 Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Robert Hauck
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1975 Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Fred Garlett
Robert Hauck
Paul W. Wohlgemuth
1976 Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Fred Garlett
Paul W. Wohlgemuth {113}
1977 Wallace M. Dunn
Larry Feil
Jonah Kliewer
Wesley Loewen
Lonn Richards
1978-81 Larry Feil
Wallace M. Dunn
Jonah Kliewer
Wesley Loewen
Lonn Richards
1982-83 Jonah Kliewer
Charlotte Kroeker
Wesley Loewen
Lonn Richards
1984 Jonah Kliewer
Charlotte Kroeker
Glenn Litke
Lonn Richards
1985-91 Jonah Kliewer
Glenn Litke
Lonn Richards
Karen Schlabaugh
1992 Jonah Kliewer
Lonn Richards
Karen Schlabaugh
Eunice Stackhouse
Mark Suderman
1993-94 Jonah Kliewer
Lonn Richards
Karen Schlabaugh
Mark Suderman
1995 Jonah Kliewer
Lonn Richards
Mark Suderman
1996 Carol Gingerich
Jonah Kliewer
Lonn Richards
Mark Suderman
1997-98 Jonah Kliewer
Christina Long
Lonn Richards
1999 Richard Cantwell
Christina Long
Kristine Lyon
Brad Vogel
2000 Richard Cantwell
Kristine Lyon
Brad Vogel
2001-02 Richard Cantwell
Kristine Lyon
Sheila Schmitt
Brad Vogel
2003 Richard Cantwell
Sheila Schmitt
Julia Schroeder
Brad Vogel
Note: The year given indicates the spring of the academic year.
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Tabor’s first music instructor, Katharine Friesen, spring 1909


Tabor Oratorio in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 1915, with director A. D. Schmutz, Tabor’s first music instructor with a graduate degree in music
{115}

Tabor College Orchestra, 1919-1920, with director A. E. Janzen (seated in center), and Martha Stelting-Voth, first Tabor student to graduate with a music diploma (standing fourth from left)
{116}

Tabor’s first a cappella choir with H. W. Berg, director, 1925-1926
{117}

Men’s Quartet, 1919-1920: Back row (l to r): P. E. Schellenberg, H. S. Foth. Front row: Edward Hamm, Herbert C. Richert


Men’s Octet, 1956 (l to r): Earl Hagen, Robert Dick, Eugene Vogt, Jim Gaede, Ed Rempel, Cal Ewert, Larry Martens, Wilfred Martens
{118}

Last Tabor College Choir directed by Herbert C. Richert, spring 1960
{119}

Tabor College Choir with Dr. Paul Wohlgemuth, director, 1973
{120}

Tabor College Choir with Dr. Jonah Kliewer, director, 1990
{121}

Tabor College Choir with Dr. Bradley D. Vogel, director, 2000

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