Watch Rosove’s “Viola and Friends” Performance

Watch Rosove’s “Viola and Friends” Performance

Lewis Rosove recently presented a viola recital entitled, “Viola and Friends.” Rosove chose this title because “the camaraderie that exists between musician-friends striving toward a common goal is at least as important to me as the music itself,” he says. The theme of the evening was enhanced by the packed out crowd as well as [Continue Reading…]

Three Wishes for College Theory Preparation

Three Wishes for College Theory Preparation

Written by Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Michelle Clater One of the questions I am sometimes asked is what theory skills students should have before coming to college.  Obviously, the more skills students come to college with, the better off they will be, but there are some skills that will certainly make the transition to collegiate-level [Continue Reading…]

Recording of “Operation Auca” Now Available

Recording of “Operation Auca” Now Available

“Operation Auca,” the theme of Fall Fest 2015, proved to be an effective reminder of the need to live a life fully devoted to God. With the combination of all three choirs, small ensembles, solos, and dramatic narrative, “Operation Auca” told the powerful story of five missionaries who lost their lives while reaching Ecuador with [Continue Reading…]

Apply Now for Music Scholarships

Apply Now for Music Scholarships

COMPETITIVE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS At Maranatha Baptist University, we desire to encourage excellent musicianship in our students “to the Praise of His Glory.” Maranatha’s Department of Music is excited to announce competitive scholarships available to incoming residential students pursuing a music degree in church music, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy, arranging, general music, and/or performance (music education students are [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Amber (Perkins) Willson’s Recital

Excerpts from Amber (Perkins) Willson’s Recital

Amber (Perkins) Willson (‘15) performed a piano recital April 25, 2015 in partial fulfillment of a Music Major in Piano Pedagogy. During her career here at MBU, Amber studied under adjunct professor Dr. Stanislava Varshavsky. On September 5, 2015 Amber married Jeremiah Willson, and they are currently pursuing establishing their own music studio. Amber Willson’s [Continue Reading…]

Announcing the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition Winner

Announcing the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition Winner

Maranatha Baptist University’s Department of Music is pleased to announce Elisabeth Hettinga as the winner of the 2015 Classical Concerto and Aria Competition held October 12. Elisabeth Hettinga, freshman missions major with string pedagogy minor, performed “Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, III. Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Elisabeth [Continue Reading…]

Brier’s Harp Duo to Begin Midwest Tour

Brier’s Harp Duo to Begin Midwest Tour

After completing her undergraduate degree in music at Maranatha, Christina Brier attended Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kathleen Bride, a world-renowned teacher. Christina was awarded the prestigious Eileen Malone Scholarship her first year and became a teacher’s assistant her second year. Additionally, she was a finalist in the concerto competition for the [Continue Reading…]