Brier’s Harp Duo to Begin Midwest Tour

Brier’s Harp Duo to Begin Midwest Tour

After completing her undergraduate degree in music at Maranatha, Christina Brier attended Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kathleen Bride, a world-renowned teacher. Christina was awarded the prestigious Eileen Malone Scholarship her first year and became a teacher’s assistant her second year. Additionally, she was a finalist in the concerto competition for the [Continue Reading…]

Now Accepting Apps for Music Scholarships

Now Accepting Apps for Music Scholarships

At Maranatha Baptist University, students are encouraged to use their talents and abilities “to the Praise of His Glory.” To encourage students in this pursuit, Maranatha’s Department of Music is excited to announce scholarships available for incoming residential students pursuing a music degree. Specialized areas of music degree study at MBU include church music, piano pedagogy, string [Continue Reading…]

Ledgerwood Awarded “2015 Outstanding Musician”

Ledgerwood Awarded “2015 Outstanding Musician”

The Outstanding Senior Musician Award is given to the MBU graduate the music faculty believes completely exhibits the qualities of the spirit of Maranatha through music. This student is selected on the basis of musicianship, academic achievement, spiritual and character qualities, and Christian service. Maranatha’s Music Department awarded this year’s “Outstanding Senior Musician Award” to [Continue Reading…]

Prepared to Serve, and Growing through Service

Prepared to Serve, and Growing through Service

One of the joys of teaching at a Christian university is watching our students prepare for God’s service and then follow His leading to that special place of service.  After teaching privately in the United States for a year, 2013 alumna Kara Burgess followed the Lord’s direction to work with missionaries in Germany. Kara’s Testimony: “I’m [Continue Reading…]

2015 MBU Music Majors Score in Top 3%

2015 MBU Music Majors Score in Top 3%

As part of the ongoing assessment of student learning at MBU, graduating music and music education majors take the Major Field Test in Music on a yearly basis.  This test evaluates the students’ knowledge in areas such as music fundamentals, music theory, listening comprehension, and music history, and is administered at universities across the country. [Continue Reading…]

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…]