2014 Concerto Contest Winner

2014 Concerto Contest Winner

Every October Maranatha’s Music Department hosts a concerto contest for interested and qualifying student musicians. Concerto contestants prepare a concerto movement from the Classical period (other selections may be approved by the Concerto Committee). Performing Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone, the 2014 MBU Concerto Contest Winner is Daniel Anderson. Anderson will receive a $100 cash [Continue Reading…]

Elly Ameling Master Class Reflections

Elly Ameling Master Class Reflections

Elly Ameling is an amazing vocal performer! I already knew this from listening to her recordings. But now, since attending her master classes on September 27th with a group from MBU I know Elly Ameling is also a fine vocal educator. Her inimitable song interpretations are based in solid vocal technique and well-developed aesthetic acuity. [Continue Reading…]

Free Gift – “My Song in the Night”

Free Gift – “My Song in the Night”

Those who are subscribed to the Maranatha Musician by Monday, August 25 will be emailed the Chamber Singers most recent recording of “My Song in the Night.” This beautiful song accompanied by piano and cello was arranged by one of the choir members, Rodney King, under the guidance of Dr. David Ledgerwood, the Chamber Singers’ Director. [Continue Reading…]

MBU Music Department Chair Ministers in Mexico

MBU Music Department Chair Ministers in Mexico

Dr. David Ledgerwood, Maranatha’s Music Department Chair, reflects on his recent experience below: “I was asked by missionary Dan Wokaty to teach a post-graduate course at Institutio Practico Ebenezer in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico this past week. Dan is married to Opal Zimmer Wokaty, who studied piano with me when I first came to Maranatha in [Continue Reading…]

The Hiding Place Soundtrack Available (Stage Play)

The Hiding Place Soundtrack Available (Stage Play)

“The Hiding Place” Soundtrack: In April of 2013, an article on the Maranatha Musician was published about the composition of “The Hiding Place” soundtrack. As of May 2014, the soundtrack has been released to the public and is available on sites such as iTunes, Spotify and Rhapsody. Andrea Ly was asked to compose the music for Maranatha’s “The Hiding Place” production directed by [Continue Reading…]

Watch Chamber Singers 2014 Classical Concert

Watch Chamber Singers 2014 Classical Concert

The Chamber Singers tour each year, generally for about one week. Every second year, the tour is extended to include spring break, enabling travel to more distant states. The choir also performs on campus, locally, and for regional conferences. Members remark about the fellowship and joy of having their musical skills sharpened. A significant portion [Continue Reading…]

MBU 2014 Music Winner Announced

MBU 2014 Music Winner Announced

Every year, Maranatha’s Music Department holds a contest for Maranatha’s collegiate musicians. For the first round, student performances are adjudicated by faculty from area universities, and three finalists are chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The three finalists in each category perform in Burckart Hall, and Maranatha’s private lesson faculty select a winning pianist, vocalist, [Continue Reading…]

Whitacre and More Performed by Rankin

Whitacre and More Performed by Rankin

Ruth Rankin performed a senior voice recital to fulfill one of the requirements of performance track music majors at Maranatha. To learn more about music majors at Maranatha, click here. Watch Rankin perform repertoire by Whitacre and Bernstein below (subscribers: click here to watch). Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) assisted by Philip Ledgerwood (violin) Eric Whitacre set these [Continue Reading…]