Every year Maranatha’s Music Department holds a piano, vocal and instrumental contest for Maranatha’s university musicians. Student performances are adjudicated by area music professionals, and a winner is chosen for piano, instrumental, and voice. The winners are eligible to perform in an Honors Concert for MBU’s student body during the last week of the semester. [Continue Reading…]
Thomas Montgomery performed a voice recital to fulfill one of the requirements of the arranging minor he is completing at Maranatha. To learn more about music options at Maranatha, click here. Watch excerpts from Montgomery’s recital below (subscribers: click here to watch). Words Cannot Describe arranged by Montgomery Montgomery: “Since I was a senior in high school, I have [Continue Reading…]
Elly Ameling is an amazing vocal performer! I already knew this from listening to her recordings. But now, since attending her master classes on September 27th with a group from MBU I know Elly Ameling is also a fine vocal educator. Her inimitable song interpretations are based in solid vocal technique and well-developed aesthetic acuity. [Continue Reading…]
Ruth Rankin performed a senior voice recital to fulfill one of the requirements of performance track music majors at Maranatha. To learn more about music majors at Maranatha, click here. Watch Rankin perform repertoire by Whitacre and Bernstein below (subscribers: click here to watch). Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) assisted by Philip Ledgerwood (violin) Eric Whitacre set these [Continue Reading…]
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…]
Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Voice Commencement Contest Preliminaries. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Classical Art Klinton Richerson Jenny Sanders Samantha Starr Alternate: Kerri Demlow Sacred Art Jonathan Sheeley Ruth Rankin Tommy Montgomery Alternate: Sarah Bice Piano Finalists Instrumental Finalists
On January 24 and 25, Maranatha’s Music Department hosted their 22nd Great Lakes Music Festival – a weekend winter music camp. Save the date for next year’s festival: January 30-31! Check out the 2014 GLMF photos on Facebook.
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…]
(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…]
View photos from the Chamber Singers tour while listening to Dr. Ledge’s famous “Wrong Note” piece. (Subscribers: to view the video, please click here) If you want to see even more photos, click here. A BIG thank you to Kara Burgess for all of her work in taking video footage and collecting photos during tour!