Guitar Master Class Open to Public

Guitar Master Class Open to Public

Maranatha’s guest artist for Artist Series, Gabriel Rodriguez, will be teaching a Master Class open to the public on Saturday, February 15 from 1:00-2:00 PM in Burckart Hall, Old Main. Directions to Campus Campus Map The Puerto Rican classical guitarist graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, where he earned a M.M. under the tutelage of [Continue Reading...]

2014 Instrumental Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

2014 Instrumental Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Instrumental Commencement Contest Preliminaries. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Melody Steinbart, violin: Concerto in D, by Sibelius Joseph Steinbart, viola: Viola Sonata in Eb Major, by Brahms Dominique Stewart, violin: Allemande, by Bach Alternate: Timothy Kile, trumpet: Aria, by Handel The contest [Continue Reading...]

Free Instrumental Download by Peters

Free Instrumental Download by Peters

Billy Peters composed and arranged a clever woodwind trio, The Kibbutz, for an assignment in Instrumental Arranging taught by Dr. David Brown. Billy has graciously agreed to provide the instrumental parts of his junior high-level composition free of charge. Billy admits he does not exactly have fond memories of the numerous squeaks and squawks coming [Continue Reading...]

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Commencement Contest Preliminaries for Piano. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Amber Perkins: Alborada del Gracioso, by Ravel Garrett Holmes: The Storm, by Liszt Trisha Herbert: Scherzo, by Clara Schumann Alternate: Megan Rasmussen The contest was adjudicated by award-winning pianist, Dr. Jeannie [Continue Reading...]

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

Maranatha’s Music Department hosted their third annual High School Piano Competition on Thursday, January 23 in Burckart Hall. While the majority of the contestants are from the Midwest region, contestants came from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania this year! Each performer played a Baroque or Classical piece and a Romantic or 20th [Continue Reading...]

Watch MSO Concertmaster Teach Masterclass at MBU

Watch MSO Concertmaster Teach Masterclass at MBU

Bethany Rhine reflects on her incredible masterclass experience with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s associate concertmaster, Ilana Setapan, this past Thursday. “I had the wonderful privilege of playing in a masterclass given by Ilana Setapan, associate concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. I chose to perform the third movement from Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy.” The third movement [Continue Reading...]

Register Today for Incredible High School Music Experience

Register Today for Incredible High School Music Experience

Great Lakes Music Festival enthuses music students across the midwest every year! Last year, festival participants were thrilled with their experience. Read a few short testimonials below: The overall experience was incredible. It is amazing how they manage to teach these pieces in less than 24 hours and it all comes together in the end. [Continue Reading...]