Leverich’s Conservatory Wins Another Big Award

Leverich’s Conservatory Wins Another Big Award

Conservatory of the Ozarks (Springfield, Missouri) owned by Heather Leverich, won the “2013 Best of Springfield Award in the Fine Art Schools.” This award is given to a business that achieves exemplary marketing success and enhances the community through exceptional customer service. The Springfield Award Program uses both internal and third party sources to analyze [Continue Reading…]

Watch Alumni Perform Grad Recitals Live

Watch Alumni Perform Grad Recitals Live

Two of Maranatha’s music alumni are performing graduate recitals that can be watched live on ustream. Susan (Ferris) Yuen is performing her Master’s Degree Piano Pedagogy Recital at Arizona State University on Monday, November 25, at 5:00 PM MST/6 PM CST. Watch Susie perform live: Live Streaming Link As part of his Accompanying Master’s Degree at [Continue Reading…]

Do Music Missionaries Exist?

Do Music Missionaries Exist?

Ruth Potter, a Maranatha music undergraduate, has been a missionary in the Philippines for four years as a music teacher at Bob Jones Memorial Bible College (BJMBC). The school’s main purpose is to educate pastors who are starting churches. However, the school also has a music department, and many Philippine churches provide financial support for [Continue Reading…]

Piano Recital Excerpts by Kara Burgess

Piano Recital Excerpts by Kara Burgess

Kara Burgess’s recital was prepared under the direction of Mrs. June Brus and is given in partial fulfillment of the requirements of a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy.   Piano Sonata, No. 2, “Concord Sonata” IV. Alcotts by Charles Ives Each movement in the Concord Sonata depicts the life of [Continue Reading…]

Maranatha Coursework Leads to ECMMA Certification

From left, Annelies Harmon (Music Ed), Melissa Aurand Haese (Piano Pedagogy), Kara Burgess (Piano Pedagogy), Jessica Garrison (Piano Pedagogy), and Savannah Bungert (Music Ed) receive their certificates from department chair, Dr. David Ledgerwood.     Five Maranatha music students completed a rigorous course of study and an extended early childhood music teaching practicum to earn [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…]