M.Mus., Michigan State University
B.Mus. piano performance, University of Lethbridge
Bente Hansen returned to the University of Lethbridge in 1997 and and teaches Music Theory and Popular Music classes. Originally from Saskatchewan, she grew up in Pincher Creek and came to Lethbridge for her undergraduate work in piano performance.
She then went down south to Michigan where she completed a Masters of Music, also in piano performance. She spent five years in Indiana where she worked on a Ph.D. in Music Theory before returning home to Lethbridge to pursue other interests.
In addition to teaching at the university, Bente is busy accompanying and preparing for concerts and gigs around the city of Lethbridge. In fall 2005 Bente conducted the orchestra for Lethbridge Musical Theatre's production of Carousel.