Steinbart Recital Highlights
Maranatha constituents recently enjoyed a string recital given by Melody and Joseph Steinbart. These sibling string players began their instruments at a very young age. Since then, they have taken their skills to the next level. Both Melody and Joseph are involved in teaching, and they masterfully pass along their love of the art of music on to their students both in the classroom and in private lessons. Their recital gave this duo a forum to showcase their talents and an excellent opportunity for their students to see the musicianship of their instructors in action.
Here are some selections from their performance.
Cinderella Trio, Alma Deutscher
Ruth Brown, piano
My Song is Love Unknown, J. Baptiste Calkin, arr. by Molly Ijames
Grace Betry, piano
About the Performers
Melody Steinbart began her violin studies at age eight with Margaret Kew. Desiring to teach, she pursued her bachelor’s in String Pedagogy from Maranatha Baptist University and her master’s in Violin Performance from East Carolina University. She has studied with Lewis Rosove and Hye-Jin Kim. Melody received the North Carolina Suzuki Institute scholarship to study Suzuki violin volumes 1-10 through the long-term Suzuki teacher-trainer program with Joanne Bath. Melody is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, American String Teachers Association, and the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. Melody is currently on the music faculty at Maranatha Baptist University conducting the string orchestra and teaching several music classes. Additionally, she teaches private string lessons and group classes at Maranatha Music Prep and Lake Country Strings.
Joseph Steinbart is the youngest of the seven Steinbart children. As part of a musical family, he started violin lessons when he was also eight years old. He studied violin for ten years and took lessons from multiple teachers including Elizabeth Pabon. While really enjoying violin, Joseph started playing viola in high school and found he loved playing the viola more than the violin. He officially switched to viola when he went to college. Joseph attended Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown Wisconsin, majored in Church Music, and studied viola with Lewis Rosove. While attending MBU, he traveled with MBU’s Chamber Singers and Heritage Singers. Joseph later earned a Masters in Viola Performance and String Pedagogy at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 2020.