2015 Commencement Contest Winner

2015 Commencement Contest Winner

Each year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a music contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. The voice, piano, and instrumental finalists perform in an Honors Concert for Maranatha’s student body. The music faculty then vote for an overall winner, and the overall winner is awarded a cash prize. With her piano performance of Debussy’s L’isle Joyeuse, the 2015 [Continue Reading…]

2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Voice Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

2015 Commencement Contest: Instrumental Winners

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]

2015 Piano Commencement Contest Winner Announced

2015 Piano Commencement Contest Winner Announced

Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by faculty from area universities, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the [Continue Reading…]

MBU 2014 Music Winner Announced

MBU 2014 Music Winner Announced

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…]

2014 Music Commencement Contest Winners Announced

2014 Music Commencement Contest Winners Announced

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…]

2014 Voice Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

2014 Voice Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

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

2014 Instrumental Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

2014 Instrumental Commencement Contest Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Instrumental Commencement Contest Preliminaries. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Melody Steinbart, violin: Concerto in D, by Sibelius Joseph Steinbart, viola: Viola Sonata in Eb Major, by Brahms Dominique Stewart, violin: Allemande, by Bach Alternate: Timothy Kile, trumpet: Aria, by Handel The contest [Continue Reading…]

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Commencement Contest Preliminaries for Piano. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Amber Perkins: Alborada del Gracioso, by Ravel Garrett Holmes: The Storm, by Liszt Trisha Herbert: Scherzo, by Clara Schumann Alternate: Megan Rasmussen The contest was adjudicated by award-winning pianist, Dr. Jeannie [Continue Reading…]

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

PIANO: Andrea Ly performing Mouvement by Sancan           CLASSICAL ART SONG: Jenny Sanders performing Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Lotti           SACRED ART SONG: Tommy Montgomery performing The Greatest of These is Love by Bitgood           STRINGS: Philip Ledgerwood performing Violin Sonata Movement 2 by Shostakovich [Continue Reading…]