Commencement Contest Adds Spark to End of Year

Commencement Contest Adds Spark to End of Year

Each spring semester, Maranatha’s Departments of Music and Humanities host the Music and Speech Commencement Contests, encouraging students to compete in their respective areas of study or interest. Categories for this year’s competitions included classical piano, classical instrumental, vocal (sacred and classical combined), dramatic interpretation, and persuasive speaking. Winners from each category presented their pieces [Continue Reading…]

MBU Senior Offered Scholarship for Grad Program

MBU Senior Offered Scholarship for Grad Program

Current senior Music Education major, Joy Parker, has been offered a scholarship from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ). This scholarship provides the way for her to pursue a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. Parker says she is “interested in teaching piano at the college level” and would also like to teach overseas for [Continue Reading…]

Hamlet, Pedagogy, and Biotechnology

Hamlet, Pedagogy, and Biotechnology

Department of Humanities | Exploring options Designed to educate broadly rather than train narrowly, a Humanities degree is one of the best degrees students can take to prepare for future specialization in any of more than 7,000 graduate programs offered in universities nationwide. Majors in Applied Science, Communication Arts, Cross-cultural Studies, English, Letters, and Liberal [Continue Reading…]

Students and Donors Blessed by Scholarships

Students and Donors Blessed by Scholarships

Every April, Maranatha Baptist University invites representatives from over 25 privately funded scholarships to attend its annual Scholarship Awards Chapel. During this chapel, Maranatha presents current undergraduate students with scholarships reflective of their majors, character, and financial needs. Various family members and friends set up the majority of the scholarships as memorials for loved ones, [Continue Reading…]

Music to the Glory of God

Music to the Glory of God

Artist Series guest, classical guitarist Gabriel Rodriguez, has been enjoying his time on campus, interacting with students and sharing highlights of his beautiful music in the Dining Complex. Students invited Mr. Rodriguez to present his philosophy of music in Spanish chapel, a weekly chapel initiated by Spanish Professor Dr. Manuel Morales to challenge students to [Continue Reading…]

Skills Honed in Conducting Course

Skills Honed in Conducting Course

In the clip below, Melody Steinbart artfully conducts “Introit and Kyrie” from Requiem by Gabrielle Faure. This performance is a portion of Melody’s 30 minute final project for “Advanced Conducting,” a course taught by Dr. David Brown. Students in Advanced Conducting prepare a 30 minute video project to include in their professional portfolios, to use in graduate [Continue Reading…]

The Music Lives On: The Brown Scholarship

The Music Lives On: The Brown Scholarship

Download the PDF version here An old cassette tape recorder symbolizes Dr. David Brown’s most enduring memory of his father. “Dad would sit on the front row at every concert of mine with his cassette recorder, taping ever y note,” Brown said. “He wasn’t a great musician, but he was a huge fan of music.” [Continue Reading…]

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Argentina Missions Team Provides Music, Ministry

Click here to download photos from Team Argentina 2012 Maranatha’s Global Encounters program was able to send 18 students, faculty, and staff members to Argentina this summer to minister with missionaries Ron and Christine Self in Buenos Aires. “It was an amazing trip,” graduate student Carl Conrad said of the team’s three-week stay. Graduate student [Continue Reading…]