2014 Concerto Contest Winner

2014 Concerto Contest Winner

Every October Maranatha’s Music Department hosts a concerto contest for interested and qualifying student musicians. Concerto contestants prepare a concerto movement from the Classical period (other selections may be approved by the Concerto Committee). Performing Ferdinand David’s Concertino for Trombone, the 2014 MBU Concerto Contest Winner is Daniel Anderson. Anderson will receive a $100 cash [Continue Reading…]

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…]

2013 Concerto Competition Winner

2013 Concerto Competition Winner

Every October, Maranatha’s Music Department hosts a concerto contest for interested and qualifying student musicians. Concerto contestants prepare a memorized movement of a concerto from the Classical period (other selections must  be approved by the Concerto Committee). Maranatha’s music faculty are pleased to announce the following winners: WINNER: Performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in [Continue Reading…]

2013 Piano Competition Winner Announced

2013 Piano Competition Winner Announced

Approximately 40 people gathered in Burckart Hall to listen to several high schoolers competitively perform classical repertoire at Maranatha’s second annual High School Piano Competition. We are pleased to announce the winners as follows: The first place winner of the $100 cash award and solo performance at Great Lakes Music Festival is Bethany Wright (pictured [Continue Reading…]

2012 Concerto Contest Winner Announced

2012 Concerto Contest: During the fall semester, Maranatha’s Music Department hosts a concerto contest for interested and qualifying student musicians. Concerto contestants prepare a memorized movement of a concerto from the Classical period limited to 15 minutes (other selections must receive approval by the Concerto Committee). Dr. Michelle Clater points out that this particular concerto [Continue Reading…]

High Ratings for Piano Prep Students

One of the many benefits of Maranatha’s Piano Pedagogy Major involves teaching in Maranatha Piano Prep School.  Maranatha pedagogy students are paid to teach private lessons, ensembles, theory classes, and early childhood classes in the prep school for three years before graduating. During these three years, the teachers also learn how to prepare their students [Continue Reading…]