Department: Music, Worship & Performing Arts
Office Location: Lancaster
Professor Rachel Sidebothom is associate chair of the Music, Worship & Performing Arts department and Assistant Professor of Music Education. In addition to teaching music education courses, she also teaches music theory and coursework for the Education Department. As a professional oboist, Professor Sidebothom performs in the Central PA area as a soloist and with chamber ensembles and orchestras. Prior to teaching at LBC, she served as the instrumental music director and Fine Arts Department Chair at Lancaster Christian School and Lancaster County Christian School from 2002-2011 and director of handbell choirs at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA, from 2010-2014. Professor Sidebothom also maintains a private teaching studio.
She completed her master’s degree in music education from Penn State University in 2012 and graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2002 with a degree in Bible and certification in Music Education. She holds PA Level II certification in Music Education.
M.M.E. – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
B.S. in Bible – Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
“I believe music is an eternal gift given to us by God to glorify Him and encourage and edify one another. What greater profession can one have than training students of all ages to know, understand, develop, and use this gift!” — Mrs. Sidebothom
“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” – Psalm 115:1