Excerpts from Scott’s Recital

Excerpts from Scott’s Recital

Helen Scott performed a piano recital to fulfill one of the requirements of the pedagogy major she is completing at Maranatha. To learn more about music options at Maranatha, click here. Watch excerpts from Scott’s recital below (subscribers: click here to watch). “Jupiter,” from The Planets, Op. 32 by Holst Assisted by Jared Mielke Scott: Holst originally wrote his [Continue Reading…]

Small University Experiences Lead to Big Opportunities 

Small University Experiences Lead to Big Opportunities 

Musicians sometimes wonder whether attending a small university will help or hurt their future careers. What many may not consider is that at small universities, music students often have more opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of music experiences than they would at a large university simply due to “supply and demand” factors. In [Continue Reading…]

The Hiding Place Soundtrack Available (Stage Play)

The Hiding Place Soundtrack Available (Stage Play)

“The Hiding Place” Soundtrack: In April of 2013, an article on the Maranatha Musician was published about the composition of “The Hiding Place” soundtrack. As of May 2014, the soundtrack has been released to the public and is available on sites such as iTunes, Spotify and Rhapsody. Andrea Ly was asked to compose the music for Maranatha’s “The Hiding Place” production directed by [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 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…]

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

Maranatha’s Music Department hosted their third annual High School Piano Competition on Thursday, January 23 in Burckart Hall. While the majority of the contestants are from the Midwest region, contestants came from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania this year! Each performer played a Baroque or Classical piece and a Romantic or 20th [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…]