Molly Ijames visited MBU once again to perform a virtual class period for all aspiring arrangers and composers. This time, Molly began her class period talking about the path that brought her to where she is today as a composer and arranger, highlighting that arranging was simply something that she loved to do – she [Continue Reading…]
Well-published composer and arranger Lloyd Larson recently inspired MBU student arrangers during a virtual class period. He began the class period by connecting with the students as he gave his life story. One particular point that Lloyd shared encouraged the aspiring musicians: “Never in my wildest dreams did I anticipate at some point that eventually [Continue Reading…]
Accomplished Christian arranger and composer, Molly Ijames, spoke as a virtual guest speaker in the Arranging and Composing Repertoire Class on Thursday, September 24. Prior to the class period, Molly sent copies of two of her arrangements for each student in the class. As she spoke to the class, she walked through the pieces that [Continue Reading…]
MBU guitar minor Billy Peters is excited to share a recently released CD, I Cling to Christ, produced in partnership with Matt Taylor and The Wilds’ orchestra. The CD is available on Amazon.com. Peters’ love for classical guitar has driven him to create arrangements for a church setting. “For a long time,” he shares, “I have had [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.
Billy Peters composed and arranged a clever woodwind trio, The Kibbutz, for an assignment in Instrumental Arranging taught by Dr. David Brown. Billy has graciously agreed to provide the instrumental parts of his junior high-level composition free of charge. Billy admits he does not exactly have fond memories of the numerous squeaks and squawks coming [Continue Reading…]
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