Posts by Hannah Milam

Alumni Spotlight – Annelies Harmon

“There is no greater joy than to be able to share God’s Truth freely and openly with my students on a daily basis.” MBU graduate Annelies Harmon (’13) now serves as music teacher at Fourth Baptist School in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Harmon graduated from MBU with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and sees the…

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Dr. Ledgerwood to Present at AERA

After submitting a summary of his doctoral dissertation on musical homeschoolers in Southern Wisconsin to the AERA (American Educational Research Association), Dr. David Ledgerwood was selected, from over 13,000 submissions, to present at the AERA conference in April. The AERA is a national research society that promotes the use of research to improve education. They…

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Alumnus Spotlight – Philip Ledgerwood

MBU alumnus Philip Ledgerwood (’15 Music Performance) recently received a Graduate Assistant position at Texas Tech University. As part of his graduate assistantship, Ledgerwood performs locally in the Graduate String Quartet and in the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He is also an orchestra librarian, throwing him back to his undergraduate days when he filled the same…

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Symphonic Band Tour 2017

The MBU Symphonic Band just recently returned from their annual fall tour. During the week, the band gave concerts throughout the state of Minnesota, performing in both Christian school chapels and evening services in local churches. This tour was Dr. Brown’s second as band director. He officially took over the leadership of the band at…

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My Maranatha Journey – Peter Wright

Mr. Peter Wright was born right before Maranatha started and grew up with Maranatha in his mind. In the early 70s, Wright’s older sister went to Maranatha Baptist Academy as a junior in high school and later went on to college there. After her, both of his brothers also attended Maranatha. “To some degree you…

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Handel’s Messiah Through the Years

Maranatha Baptist University will present some of the best-loved portions of Handel’s Messiah on December 8, 2017 as part of Maranatha’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. A good amount of MBU choir alumni have registered and will sing with the combined choirs for this special event. While the concerts have changed through the years, each Messiah performance…

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2018 Heritage Singers

Maranatha Baptist University is pleased to announce the 2018 Heritage Singers team. From the midwest and the East Coast, each team member brings his and her unique talents to the team as they prepare for a summer of ministry and service to the Lord. See how God used last year’s team, and pray for this…

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High School Piano Competition 2018

What is it? The annual Maranatha High School Piano Competition will take place January 25, 2018. Come compete against other students in the 9-12 grades vying to win a $1,000 scholarship to MBU and a spotlight in the Great Lakes Music Festival final concert. Each year the piano competition draws highschoolers from all over the…

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Alumni Spotlight – Jared Mielke

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After graduating from MBU with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Pedagogy, Jared Mielke (’15) opened kNOW Music Studio where he currently  teaches music to students ranging in age from 7 to 73. He opened kNOW studio because he believes in the importance of helping people know music both now and in the future. At kNOW…

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2017 Classical Concerto Competition Winner

Maranatha Baptist University’s Music Department is pleased to announce Grace Betry as the winner of MBU’s 2017 Classical Concerto Competition and Justine Ostrander as the runner-up. The Competition During the Classical Concerto Competition, contestants perform memorized concertos from the Classical period and are accompanied by a pianist playing the orchestral reduction. This year’s adjudicator was…

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