Here, There, and Everywhere – June Brus

Here, There, and Everywhere – June Brus

What do football, knitting, piano playing, and hiking have in common? Part-time faculty June Brus! When not teaching at MBU, Brus might be found hiking the Ice Age Trail, watching a Packers or Badgers game, reading from her personal library of over 1,000 books, knitting, cross-stitching, sewing, practicing piano, or teaching from her studio at [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Music Minors at MBU

Excerpts from Music Minors at MBU

Music Minors at MBU have the opportunity to perform solo recitals or combined recitals with other minors. Stephanie Wright, string pedagogy minor, performed a combined violin and piano recital with church music minor Mary Ellen Hecker. Stephanie Wright, student of Miss Betsy Pabón and Mr. Lewis Rosove, presented her senior violin recital last semester. She [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Trisha Herbert’s Senior Recital

Excerpts from Trisha Herbert’s Senior Recital

Trisha Herbert performed a senior recital in partial fulfillment of a Major in Music Education. During her career at MBU, Trisha studied under adjunct professor Dr. Stanislava Varshavski. Trisha is currently doing her student teaching. After student teaching, she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Excerpts from Trisha’s recital are [Continue Reading…]

Soprano Anne Binkley Comes to MBU

Soprano Anne Binkley Comes to MBU

Maranatha’s Music Department is excited to announce that Soprano Anne Binkley will be on MBU’s campus March 10 and 11. Originally from eastern Pennsylvania, Binkley currently teaches applied voice at Salisbury University as well as Music Appreciation and Basic Music Literature for Maranatha’s online program. For eighteen years, she has maintained a private music studio, [Continue Reading…]

Families, Ladders, and the Challenge of Learning Intervals

Families, Ladders, and the Challenge of Learning Intervals

Article written by associate professor Dr. Michelle Clater. Augmented? Diminished?  Or maybe it should be major?  Should that be an F-sharp or an F-natural?  Such is often the dilemma of students learning intervals, but it doesn’t have to be so complicated.  Instead, I like using a visual system that can help students learn intervals more [Continue Reading…]

Excerpts from Loni Kovach’s Piano Recital

Excerpts from Loni Kovach’s Piano Recital

Loni Kovach (’15), presented her senior piano recital in partial fulfillment of a major in Piano Pedagogy. Loni is currently working at the Rogers School of Music in Rogers, MN teaching piano and voice, and she plans to also begin teaching piano at the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts in St. Cloud, MN in [Continue Reading…]

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Vocal Commencement Contest

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Vocal Commencement Contest

Maranatha’s Music Department is pleased to announce junior BriAnna Kowach as the winner of the 2016 Vocal Commencement Contest – Classical Art Song. BriAnna hails from Oconomowoc, WI, and performed “Per la Gloria” by Giovanni Bonancini for the competition. Winner of the 2016 Vocal Commencement Contest – Sacred Art Song is sophomore David Alexander. David [Continue Reading…]

Recital of Classical Guitarist

Recital of Classical Guitarist

Adjunct instructor and award-winning classical guitarist from Southern California recently presented a recital at MBU. Through his repertoire by Bach, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ravel, and many others, Hines’ performance kept guests on the edges of their seats in awe and wonder of the clear interpretation that he presented. Hines’ passion for playing the guitar, for providing beautifully interpreted music, [Continue Reading…]

Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes

Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes

Over 400 children, teachers, and adults filled the seats at the 12th Annual Classical Kids Concert hosted by the MBU Symphonic Orchestra, and conducted by adjunct professor Mr. Lewis Rosove. The orchestra performed pieces from Mexico, America, France, Japan, Russia, Hungary, and Israel, taking the audience “Around the World in Less than Sixty Minutes.” A [Continue Reading…]