MBU Scholarship Awarded to High School Piano Winner

MBU Scholarship Awarded to High School Piano Winner

Maranatha’s Music Department hosted their fourth annual High School Piano Competition on Thursday, January 29 in Burckart Hall. While the majority of the contestants are from the Midwest region, contestants came from as far away as Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Each performer played a Baroque or Classical piece and a Romantic or 20th Century piece. 2015 [Continue Reading…]

Duo Concert in Michigan on February 7

Duo Concert in Michigan on February 7

Internationally-recognized pianists Diana Shapiro (Moscow, Russia) and Stanislava Varshavski (Kharkov, Ukraine) have taught piano and repertoire classes as adjunct professors at Maranatha since 2009. The pianists desire to show their love and appreciation for the students at Maranatha by raising money to buy a new grand piano for Maranatha’s recital hall, Burckart Hall. The pianists [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Scott’s Recital

Excerpts from Scott’s Recital

Helen Scott 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 Scott’s recital below (subscribers: click here to watch). “Jupiter,” from The Planets, Op. 32 by Holst Assisted by Jared Mielke Scott: Holst originally wrote his [Continue Reading…]

2014 Handel’s Messiah Now Viewable

2014 Handel’s Messiah Now Viewable

Maranatha’s 2014 performance of Handel’s Messiah is now available below for viewing.  Portions of Handel’s Messiah were performed at Maranatha Baptist University on December 5-6. The university’s three choirs—Chamber Singers, Madrigal Choir, and Chorale—joined their 120 voices with Maranatha’s Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists to offer selections from all three sections of Handel’s masterwork. To view photos, click here. (Subscribers: click here [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Montgomery’s Recital

Excerpts from Montgomery’s Recital

Thomas Montgomery performed a voice recital to fulfill one of the requirements of the arranging minor he is completing at Maranatha. To learn more about music options at Maranatha, click here. Watch excerpts from Montgomery’s recital below (subscribers: click here to watch). Words Cannot Describe arranged by Montgomery Montgomery: “Since I was a senior in high school, I have [Continue Reading…]

Handel’s “Messiah” Live Stream

Handel’s “Messiah” Live Stream

Maranatha’s Music Department will present Handel’s Messiah December 5-6 at 7 p.m. in Maranatha’s gymnasium. To watch Maranatha’s Friday night performance live, click here. The mbu.edu/live link will be activated when the event begins. For those in the Watertown area, the event is open to the community and is free of charge. A Christmas concert has been an annual [Continue Reading…]

Discovering the Diversity of Music

Discovering the Diversity of Music

Want to learn about music in film? American Indian music? Schenkerian analysis? Music and politics? Ornamentation? Composers quoting other composers? How about all of them in one day. On Friday, November 7, the junior and senior music majors traveled to Milwaukee to attend the annual national meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society [Continue Reading…]

“Miracle of Maranatha” Concert Now Viewable

“Miracle of Maranatha” Concert Now Viewable

The “Miracle of Maranatha” directed by Mrs. Angela Morris is now available below for viewing. The “Miracle of Maranatha” focuses on God’s providential hand and abundant provision during Maranatha’s founding years. The narrative about the miracles and milestones is interspersed with beautiful choir and orchestra numbers, many of which were arranged by Dr. Monty Budahl. [Continue Reading…]