Betsy Bellavia, Director of Choral Activities and Recruiter
Education: MM, Choral Conducting Performance, Bowling Green State University; BM in Education (Choral), Bowling Green State University.
Year started at Lourdes: 2018
Recruitment Territory: Northwestern Ohio, recruit music students for the Choral and Band Programs, Director of the Choral Department (Chorale and A cappella Choirs).
Current City: Perrysburg, Ohio
Why I Chose Lourdes: I chose Lourdes because I wanted to help continue the growth of the music program in a fine institution like Lourdes University. After graduating with my Master’s in Choral Conducting, the opportunity presented itself at just the perfect time in my life! I am excited to be on this loving, Christian campus that has an excellent reputation as a university. The small private school atmosphere allows for so much one-on-one guidance that isn’t available to students at larger schools. I plan to continue to grow the music program and make beautiful music with the singers here at Lourdes.
Hobbies and Interests: I am quite involved in my church (my husband is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo) singing in the Praise Band. I love to be with my family of 4 sons and 3 grandchildren, as well as spending time with my siblings and mother and extended family. I also love to swim! It is my sport of choice!
Favorite Quotes: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Life Ambitions: I wish for others to know Christ through me, I want to love and care for my family that means the world to me, and to have an impact on the lives of my students while making beautiful music and seeking musical excellence.