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.
Maranatha Baptist University’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be performing at Calvary Baptist Church (792 Milford Street) in Watertown, WI on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend the concert, a livestream of the program can be viewed here. The program will begin by featuring Maranatha’s 2013-14 Concerto Contest [Continue Reading...]
Many Maranatha students add a music minor or concentration to their majors. Music concentrations are approximately 14 credits, and music minors are approximately 22 credits. ROTC Cadet (Army) Elijah Walters is a Humanities, Liberal Arts Major with a minor in String Pedagogy, and ROTC Cadet (Air Force) Garrett Holmes is a Humanities, Letters Major with a concentration [Continue Reading...]
Congratulations to the following 2014 Commencement Contest Winners: Piano – Amber Perkins: Alborada del Gracioso, by Ravel Instrumental – Melody Steinbart: Concerto in D, by Sibelius (Violin) Vocal Classical Art – Jen Sanders: Les filles de Cadix, by Delibes Vocal Sacred Art – Jon Sheeley: Prepare the Way, by Hayes Selected winners will perform in the Fine Arts Honors Chapel on Friday, April [Continue Reading...]
In Instrumental Arranging taught by Dr. David Brown, Luke Backhaus arranged Abide With Me for a brass quintet and is making his piece available for free. Download the sheet music here. Listen to Madrigal’s Brass Quintet sightread his arrangement: Subscribers: Click here to listen to Luke’s arrangement.
Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Voice Commencement Contest Preliminaries. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Classical Art Klinton Richerson Jenny Sanders Samantha Starr Alternate: Kerri Demlow Sacred Art Jonathan Sheeley Ruth Rankin Tommy Montgomery Alternate: Sarah Bice Piano Finalists Instrumental Finalists