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…]

Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Janine Kolinski Brown graduated in 2012 with a degree in Music Education (Instrumental Track), and Sarah Herbert Pill graduated in 2011 with a degree in Music (Piano Performance Emphasis). This year, Sarah and Janine are teaching music as part-time instructors at Maranatha Baptist Academy. Under Janine’s direction, the band placed first at Nationals. The Small [Continue Reading…]

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

PIANO: Andrea Ly performing Mouvement by Sancan           CLASSICAL ART SONG: Jenny Sanders performing Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Lotti           SACRED ART SONG: Tommy Montgomery performing The Greatest of These is Love by Bitgood           STRINGS: Philip Ledgerwood performing Violin Sonata Movement 2 by Shostakovich [Continue Reading…]

2013 Artist Series Footage

2013 Artist Series Footage

(Subscribers: Please click here to watch the videos) Brus: The Last Rose of Summer Pabon: Only One Life Ledgerwood and Wright: Braziliera Trainer: Ain’t it a Pretty Night Pabon: Spiegel im Spiegel Ledgerwood and Wright: Chopsticks Ruffin and Trainer: Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti Pabon, Hammond, Rosove, and Ledgerwood: Quartet in Eb Rosove: O the Deep [Continue Reading…]

Invite to Hear Alumna Perform

Invite to Hear Alumna Perform

You are invited to attend Susan Ferris Yuen’s piano performance on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in Maranatha’s Burckart Hall at 4:30 PM. Susie Ferris Yuen earned her B.S. in Music Education at Maranatha in 2006. She is married to James Yuen who is the College Pastor and IT Manager at Tri-City Baptist Church in Chandler, [Continue Reading…]