2015 Commencement Contest Winner

2015 Commencement Contest Winner

Each year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a music contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. The voice, piano, and instrumental finalists perform in an Honors Concert for Maranatha’s student body. The music faculty then vote for an overall winner, and the overall winner is awarded a cash prize. With her piano performance of Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse, the 2015 [Continue Reading…]

Watch MBU’s Orchestra and Band Concert

Watch MBU’s Orchestra and Band Concert

A Concert “For Kids and Kids at Heart” 2015 Maranatha Baptist University Symphony Orchestra Mr. Lewis Rosove, Conductor / Assisted by Dr. David Brown Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Peter Wright, narrator Kaylin Heller, flute Darcy Anderson, oboe Trisha Herbert, clarinet BriAnna Kowach, bassoon Brady Grismore and Megan Loucks, horn Dr. David Brown, [Continue Reading…]

Adjunct Flute Professor Performing Free Concert

Adjunct Flute Professor Performing Free Concert

The Watertown Community is invited to attend a free concert given by Dr. Erin K. Murphy/flute, Friday, April 24, at 7 PM in Burckart Hall, on the campus of Maranatha Baptist University, 745 West Main Street, Watertown. Repertoire by Lili Boulanger, Melanie Bonis, Franz Doppler, Nancy Galbraith, and Germaine Tailleferre will be performed, and a light reception will [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Rasmussen’s Piano Recital

Excerpts from Rasmussen’s Piano Recital

Megan Rasmussen performed a piano recital to fulfill one of the requirements of the pedagogy major she is completing at Maranatha. To learn more about music options at Maranatha, click here. Watch excerpts from Rasmussen’s recital below (subscribers: click here to watch). Rasmussen: A scherzo is a playful composition that features sudden changes of mood and dynamics. Griffes, an American composer, incorporates these elements with [Continue Reading…]

Prepared to Go, Serve, and Lead: Katie Potter in Cameroon

Prepared to Go, Serve, and Lead: Katie Potter in Cameroon

2010 alumnus and music minor, Katie Potter, recently shared some of her blessings of serving the Lord the past two years in Cameroon, Africa. When did you graduate from MBU, and what was your major and minor? I graduated in 2010. My major was Biblical Counseling, and my minor was Piano Pedagogy. How has the education [Continue Reading…]

Ledgerwood’s Orchestra Wins Honors

Ledgerwood’s Orchestra Wins Honors

Nathan Ledgerwood graduated from Maranatha with a major in Cello Performance. After receiving a scholarship to the University of Texas-Austin (UT), he earned his MM in Cello Performance while studying with Phyllis Young. After graduation he free-lanced as a cellist, taught chamber music at a college, taught orchestra at a private school and maintained a private studio. By taking [Continue Reading…]

2015 Kid’s Concert: “Peter and the Wolf” and More

2015 Kid’s Concert: “Peter and the Wolf” and More

The Maranatha Symphony Orchestra performed its 11th annual Classical Kid’s Concert at Calvary Baptist Church under the direction of retired MSO violist, Lewis Rosove. The orchestra presented a concert entitled “The Orchestra Family” and featured the beloved classic “Peter and the Wolf” as one of the selections. Watch excerpts below (subscribers, click here to view):

2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

1st Year Teacher, Brown, Receives Prestigious Award

1st Year Teacher, Brown, Receives Prestigious Award

American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) is a national organization consisting of Band Directors who have been directing for at least 5 years or more. After 5 years, the ASBDA reviews one’s work, and those doing quality work are voted into the association. This body of band directors also reviews submissions from their various state [Continue Reading…]