Kolwinska Supports Christian School Music Programs with Educational Events

Kolwinska Supports Christian School Music Programs with Educational Events

After graduating from Maranatha in 2001, Levi Kolwinska became the music director at Fourth Baptist Christian School, and is now a very influential music leader for Minnesota Christian schools. Kolwinska was once again able to provide an inspirational experience for Christian school musicians by organizing and hosting the 2nd bi-annual MACS Choir Festival on November [Continue Reading…]

Looking at Creation as a Model for Creativity

Looking at Creation as a Model for Creativity

Dr. Monty Budahl begins by sharing how the Lord has worked in his life through all of his years of ministry at Maranatha. He then relates his observations of God’s creation with how he has considered the topic of creativity, especially as it pertains to unity and variety. Listen to the heart of this unique and faithful servant [Continue Reading…]

Performance Preparation Tips for Musicians

Performance Preparation Tips for Musicians

Written by Assistant Professor of Music, Ruth Brown As a piano teacher at MBU, I work with students to help prepare them for different areas of performance. Here’s the inside scoop on how college students prepare for recitals, for competitions, and for major playing exams (juries) at year’s end. First, Prepare With Efficiency! Keep a [Continue Reading…]

Watch Rosove’s “Viola and Friends” Performance

Watch Rosove’s “Viola and Friends” Performance

Lewis Rosove recently presented a viola recital entitled, “Viola and Friends.” Rosove chose this title because “the camaraderie that exists between musician-friends striving toward a common goal is at least as important to me as the music itself,” he says. The theme of the evening was enhanced by the packed out crowd as well as [Continue Reading…]

Three Wishes for College Theory Preparation

Three Wishes for College Theory Preparation

Written by Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Michelle Clater One of the questions I am sometimes asked is what theory skills students should have before coming to college.  Obviously, the more skills students come to college with, the better off they will be, but there are some skills that will certainly make the transition to collegiate-level [Continue Reading…]

Recording of “Operation Auca” Now Available

Recording of “Operation Auca” Now Available

“Operation Auca,” the theme of Fall Fest 2015, proved to be an effective reminder of the need to live a life fully devoted to God. With the combination of all three choirs, small ensembles, solos, and dramatic narrative, “Operation Auca” told the powerful story of five missionaries who lost their lives while reaching Ecuador with [Continue Reading…]

Apply Now for Music Scholarships

Apply Now for Music Scholarships

COMPETITIVE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS At Maranatha Baptist University, we desire to encourage excellent musicianship in our students “to the Praise of His Glory.” Maranatha’s Department of Music is excited to announce competitive scholarships available to incoming residential students pursuing a music degree in church music, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy, arranging, general music, and/or performance (music education students are [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Amber (Perkins) Willson’s Recital

Excerpts from Amber (Perkins) Willson’s Recital

Amber (Perkins) Willson (‘15) performed a piano recital April 25, 2015 in partial fulfillment of a Music Major in Piano Pedagogy. During her career here at MBU, Amber studied under adjunct professor Dr. Stanislava Varshavsky. On September 5, 2015 Amber married Jeremiah Willson, and they are currently pursuing establishing their own music studio. Amber Willson’s [Continue Reading…]

Announcing the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition Winner

Announcing the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition Winner

Maranatha Baptist University’s Department of Music is pleased to announce Elisabeth Hettinga as the winner of the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition held October 12. Elisabeth Hettinga, freshman missions major with string pedagogy minor, performed “Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, III. Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Elisabeth [Continue Reading…]