Music Alumnus Studies with World-Renowned Artists

Music Alumnus Studies with World-Renowned Artists

Justin Landers (’12) received the 2012 Outstanding Musician award, and the Elmer F. Brown music scholarship while studying Piano Performance at Maranatha Baptist University. After graduating from MBU, Landers completed his master’s degree at Florida State University. He will be studying under world-class artists this summer and teaching music at a high school in Florida this [Continue Reading…]

Dr. Ledgerwood Celebrates 30 Years at Maranatha

Dr. Ledgerwood Celebrates 30 Years at Maranatha

Dr. David Ledgerwood, affectionately called Dr. Ledge by students, celebrates 30 years of working at Maranatha in the Music Department this year. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Music, and directs the Chambers Singers choir. Salvation Testimony Raised in a religious home, Dr. Ledgerwood entered the military near the end of Vietnam [Continue Reading…]

2016 Commencement Competition Winner

2016 Commencement Competition Winner

The MBU Music Department is pleased to announce Anthony Wilson as the overall winner for the 2016 Commencement Contest. Every year the Maranatha Baptist University hosts a commencement competition divided into separate competitions for instrumental, voice, piano, and speech. Each music competition is adjudicated by an area music professional, and the speech competitions by an [Continue Reading…]

2016 Chamber Singers Tour

2016 Chamber Singers Tour

The 2016 Chamber Singers tour was a twelve-day musical journey through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Indiana, and Michigan. Their tour included performing one or two concerts a day (once in the PA capitol building), sightseeing in Philadelphia, touring Hershey’s Chocolate World, experiencing snow on Spring break, travelling many hours, and performing a Good Friday [Continue Reading…]

Orchestral Attitude: Do’s and Don’t’s

Orchestral Attitude: Do’s and Don’t’s

Article written by adjunct music professor and orchestra director Mr. Lewis Rosove. Throughout my teaching career it has never ceased to amaze me that a peculiar phenomenon exists when it comes to preparing different genres or aspects of music.  Scales are, more often than not, given their due diligence.  The brunt of practice is in [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Stephanie Miller’s Piano Recital

Excerpts from Stephanie Miller’s Piano Recital

Stephanie Miller, student of Ruth Brown, recently presented her senior minor piano recital.  Stephanie is currently completing student teaching in Minnesota in partial fulfillment of her major in Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Stephanie hopes to return to Minnesota and become a kindergarten teacher. Excerpts from her recital are available below. View Stephanie Miller’s Recital Program

Guest Recitalist Anne Binkley Performs Outstanding Recital

Guest Recitalist Anne Binkley Performs Outstanding Recital

Anne Binkley, professional soprano and voice instructor at Salisbury University and Maranatha Baptist University Online, recently performed a guest recital at MBU. As a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University, Binkley began her recital by expressing her excitement to be performing a guest recital at MBU. “I feel blessed to be back here,” she said. Accompanied [Continue Reading…]

Music Prep School – Unique Opportunity for MBU Pedagogues

Music Prep School – Unique Opportunity for MBU Pedagogues

The Experience Whether coaching an ensemble, teaching an early childhood class, explaining theory, or teaching private lessons in band, wind, piano, or voice, MBU students gain invaluable experience while teaching at Maranatha Music Prep School. Unique to Maranatha, the Prep School experience prepares students for life-long musical success, providing them with tools to create outstanding [Continue Reading…]

Developing Music Replicators into Creators

Developing Music Replicators into Creators

Article written by Janet Tschida, Assistant Professor of Music and Music School Director for Maranatha Music Prep School. Imagine taking art lessons and only painting by numbers or tracing pictures. Would we classify ourselves as artists? Imagine only being able to speak or write using words that someone has already written. Would we be able [Continue Reading…]

Madrigal Chapel – One of Consecration

Madrigal Chapel – One of Consecration

After spending six days traveling through Michigan and performing at many churches and schools, the 2015-2016 Madrigal choir arrived back in Wisconsin and gave a chapel performance to end their tour. To begin the chapel period, Madrigal member Caleb Prigge led the congregation in singing “To God Be the Glory,” which set the tone for [Continue Reading…]