Instructor in the Department of Music
Bethany Amundson, director of bands and instrumental activities at Dakota Wesleyan, joined the staff in 2015. Amundson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Augustana University and a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance and a Master of Music degree in conducting, both from the University of South Dakota. She conducts the Wesleyan Band and the Tiger Pep Band – which was begun when she joined the staff. Before coming to DWU, Amundson taught band in Wessington Springs, S.D., and at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D. She is a member of South Dakota Music Education Association, College Band Directors National Association, South Dakota Bandmasters, Phi Beta Mu, and serves as the Tri-M chairwoman on the board of directors for SDMEA.