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…]

2014-15 Music Recitals Begin October 31

2014-15 Music Recitals Begin October 31

Maranatha’s Music Department has their first weekend of recitals for the 2014-15 school year starting on October 31. Maranatha recitals are open to the public, and those interested are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Recitals this weekend: Selections being performed this weekend include crowd pleasers such as Kreisler’s Preludium and Allegro, Vivaldi’s Concerto Summer, Gottchalk’s The [Continue Reading…]

Small University Experiences Lead to Big Opportunities 

Small University Experiences Lead to Big Opportunities 

Musicians sometimes wonder whether attending a small university will help or hurt their future careers. What many may not consider is that at small universities, music students often have more opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of music experiences than they would at a large university simply due to “supply and demand” factors. In [Continue Reading…]

Fall Festival Live Stream

Fall Festival Live Stream

On Friday, October 17 at 7:00, click here to watch Maranatha’s 2014 “Miracle of Maranatha” performance. The mbu.edu/live link will be activated on Friday evening before the event begins. If you enjoy hearing Maranatha’s school song, watching Dr. Budahl, Dr. Ledgerwood, and Dr. Brown conduct,  and listening to Maranatha’s choirs prepare, click here for a sneak [Continue Reading…]

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…]