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Spring Choir Concert Features Student Conductors

Spring Choir Concert Features Student Conductors

Maranatha prides itself in its accomplished musicians who have been endowed with the capabilities that exceed expectations. In order to showcase the talent and work ethic of their students in a public forum, the music department organized a concert to provide a unique...

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Julia Bachorik’s Piano Recital Highlights

Julia Bachorik’s Piano Recital Highlights

Julia Bachorik recently gave her senior piano recital. Bachorik’s performance of well-loved pieces like Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets and beloved hymns “Softly and Tenderly” and “Revive Us Again” touched hearts and encouraged listeners. Bachorik also incorporated...

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2021 Outstanding Musician—Lorraine Yant

2021 Outstanding Musician—Lorraine Yant

The Maranatha Baptist University Department of Music is pleased to announce Lorraine Yant as the 2021 Senior Outstanding Musician. The Outstanding Senior Musician award is given to the graduate whom the music faculty believes completely exhibits the qualities of the...

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Piano Masterclass Inspires Students

Piano Masterclass Inspires Students

No stranger to Maranatha Baptist University, Dr. Stanislava Varshavski recently gave a masterclass for students performing piano duos and duets. As a performer in the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo, Stasi (as she is lovingly known here at MBU) has much experience in...

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Montgomery Wins the 2021 Commencement Contest

Montgomery Wins the 2021 Commencement Contest

The Maranatha Baptist University Music Department is pleased to announce Joel Montgomery as the overall winner of the 2021 Commencement Contest. Montgomery is a sophomore Music Major with concentrations in Arranging and Trumpet Performance from Pittsburgh,...

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Micah Gillespie’s Piano Recital Highlights

Micah Gillespie’s Piano Recital Highlights

Performing with vigor, Micah Gillespie recently gave his senior piano recital. Burckart Hall was filled with family and friends showing their support for Gillespie. Showcasing his diverse abilities on piano, many collaborations with friends made this recital a very...

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Music on Mondays Features the 414 String Quartet

Music on Mondays Features the 414 String Quartet

Maranatha’s Music on Mondays recently welcomed the 414 String Quartet for a concert featuring classical composers Beethoven and Schubert. Attendees left the concert admiring the players’ talent and skill. Concertgoer Micah Herbster comments, “The 414 String Quartet...

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Musicians Perform with Symphony Members

Musicians Perform with Symphony Members

Maranatha’s musical excellence was on full display at the recent Chamber Strings Concert. Directed by Melody Steinbart, this concert featured many talented musicians, including Paul Hauer and Adrien Zitoun of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Steinbart’s goal for this...

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Emily Kindstedt’s Piano Recital Highlights

Emily Kindstedt’s Piano Recital Highlights

Emily Kindstedt recently performed her senior piano recital. A delight to the ear, Kindstedt's recital featured many friends as collaborators. Rising to the challenge of her repertoire, Emily's success can be attributed to her strong work ethic and the fine teaching...

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Charity Talosig’s Piano Recital Highlights

Charity Talosig’s Piano Recital Highlights

As a Music Major with concentrations in Arranging and Piano Pedagogy, Charity Talosig recently performed a stunning senior piano recital. Navigating rhythmic complexities as well as quasi-orchestral effects, Talosig demonstrated her focus and discipline to her craft....

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A Fresh Take on an Annual Tradition

A Fresh Take on an Annual Tradition

Often viewed as an entertainment event, Artist Series provides an opportunity for students to relieve the pressures of the semester and enjoy listening to music, often with “that special someone.” However, this year Maranatha hosted an Artist Series with a fresh...

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Music on Mondays Inaugural Concert

Music on Mondays Inaugural Concert

Audiences were amazed as they left the concert hall following Maranatha’s "Music on Mondays" inaugural concert featuring the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo. Listeners admired the duo's stunning showcase of musical artistry and seemingly effortless technical facility....

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