2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

Benefit Concert Raises Money for Grand Piano

Benefit Concert Raises Money for Grand Piano

On Saturday, February 7, Maranatha family and alumni gathered with guests from the community at First Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan to hear internationally-renowned piano duo Diana Shapiro and Stanislava Varshavski. Drs. Shapiro and Varshavski have taught as adjunct piano faculty at Maranatha for private lessons and group repertoire classes since 2009. They desired to [Continue Reading…]

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

1st Year Teacher, Brown, Receives Prestigious Award

1st Year Teacher, Brown, Receives Prestigious Award

American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) is a national organization consisting of Band Directors who have been directing for at least 5 years or more. After 5 years, the ASBDA reviews one’s work, and those doing quality work are voted into the association. This body of band directors also reviews submissions from their various state [Continue Reading…]

Professor Shares Heartfelt Testimony of God’s Transforming Power

Professor Shares Heartfelt Testimony of God’s Transforming Power

The student body listened intently as one of Maranatha’s music department professors, Lewis Rosove, shared how God’s transforming power has completely changed his life. His testimony encourages believers of the truth in Philippians 1:6 – “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the [Continue Reading…]

2015 Piano Commencement Contest Winner Announced

2015 Piano Commencement Contest Winner Announced

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by faculty from area universities, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the [Continue Reading…]

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…]

MBU Senior Offered Scholarship for Grad Program

MBU Senior Offered Scholarship for Grad Program

Current senior Music Education major, Joy Parker, has been offered a scholarship from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ). This scholarship provides the way for her to pursue a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. Parker says she is “interested in teaching piano at the college level” and would also like to teach overseas for [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…]