2016 Commencement Competition Winner

2016 Commencement Competition Winner

The MBU Music Department is pleased to announce Anthony Wilson as the overall winner for the 2016 Commencement Contest. Every year the Maranatha Baptist University hosts a commencement competition divided into separate competitions for instrumental, voice, piano, and speech. Each music competition is adjudicated by an area music professional, and the speech competitions by an [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…]

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Instrumental Commencement Contest

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Instrumental Commencement Contest

The Maranatha Baptist University Music Department is pleased to announce Anthony Wilson, from Oxford, MI as the first place winner of the 2016 Instrumental Commencement Contest. For the competition, Anthony performed Lalo’s Cello Concerto, I. Prelude, lento – allegre maestoso. Anthony is a freshman music major with concentrations in church music and arranging who plans [Continue Reading…]

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Piano Commencement Contest

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 Piano Commencement Contest

The MBU Music Department is pleased to announce freshman Kaycee Detmers as the winner of the 2016 piano commencement contest.  Kaycee hails from Grand Junction, Colorado where she enjoys crafting and DIY projects. Kaycee is studying music with arranging and piano pedagogy concentrations at MBU. Kaycee performed Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 by Brahms in [Continue Reading…]

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…]