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...]
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: 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...]
Maranatha Baptist University held their first Music & Drama Camp Scholarship Competition. A full-tuition camp scholarship is being awarded to one camper in each track: piano, strings, vocal/drama, and band. To enter the competition, campers submitted a performance recording. One-third of the vote was determined by the performance recording getting the most likes by May [Continue Reading...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Philip Ledgerwood, Bethany Rhine, Melody Steinbart and Elijah Walters are four Maranatha students who have combined their musical abilities to form the first student string quartet of the college. They call themselves Credo Quartet. The inspiration behind Credo started when Philip and Melody shared a desire to form a chamber group and asked Bethany and Elijah [Continue Reading...]
Kimberly Knudsen, a music education minor, performed her minor flute recital. Below is one of her selections, Rejoice, the Lord is King (subscribers: click here to view): Learn more about Maranatha’s music minors here.
If you missed the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, April 22, the program can be viewed below (subscribers, click here to view). Click here to view photos from the concert.