2016 Scholarship Recipients

In the 2016 Scholarship Chapel, the following students were awarded $1,000 scholarships. Brady Grismore, Junior Church Music Major, received the Elmer F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a music major who exhibits good Christian character, is active in Christian service, demonstrates a sincere love for Christ, and a desire to [Continue Reading…]

Alexander Technique Workshop at MBU

Alexander Technique Workshop at MBU

Dr. Laura Medisky, a trained Alexander Technique Trainer, conducted an introductory Alexander Technique Workshop at MBU for those interested in learning alternative ways to handle, reduce, or eliminate the chance of injury and pain while playing instruments. During the two hour workshop, Medisky demonstrated the technique, told students the history behind the technique, and guided [Continue Reading…]

Composer Conducts Concert at MBU

Composer Conducts Concert at MBU

Recently, MBU was honored with the presence of Mr. Lloyd Larson, a well-published sacred composer and arranger. Larson spent an hour and a half rehearsing with the Madrigal and Chamber Singers Choirs before conducting an amazing concert. Madrigal and Chamber Singers choirs’ semester long preparation paid off as Larson said, the choirs were “extremely well [Continue Reading…]

An Enchanted Evening at MBU

An Enchanted Evening at MBU

MBU’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band performed a beautiful concert entitled “Some Enchanted Evening.” The orchestra opened the program with Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings.” Next, violin soloist Elisabeth Hettinga, winner of the MBU Aria and Concerto Competition, performed “Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, III. Rondeau – Tempo di Minuetto” by Wolfgang Amadeus [Continue Reading…]

Trisha Herbert – 2016 Outstanding Musician

Trisha Herbert – 2016 Outstanding Musician

The MBU Music Department is pleased to award Trisha Herbert with the 2016 Outstanding Musician Award. The Outstanding Senior Musician Award is given to the MBU graduate whom 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 [Continue Reading…]

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…]