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Music Alumna Encourages Current Students

Music Alumna Encourages Current Students

During an academic unit chapel, music faculty and students enjoyed reconnecting with alumna Lorraine Yant (’21). She shares the following about her graduate experience at Samford University and offers some advice for students who consider pursuing higher education. In...

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Steinbart Recital Highlights

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...

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Announcing the 2022 Concerto Competition Winners

Announcing the 2022 Concerto Competition Winners

On Tuesday, October 25, Maranatha’s Music Department hosted its 2022 Concerto Competition in Burckart Hall. After deliberation from this year’s adjudicator, Will Brown, the final scores have been decided.   Winner In first place is Charis Dwire, a sophomore with...

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Gingery and Cucunato Recital Highlights

Gingery and Cucunato Recital Highlights

Maranatha Baptist University’s Music Department is grateful to have hosted two guest artists known for excellence in their craft. Dr. Phil Gingery and Louis Cucunato are not strangers to Maranatha or to our exquisite Burckart Hall. However, each time they return, they...

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2022 Fall Concert Preview

2022 Fall Concert Preview

With the 2022-2023 fall semester in full swing, Maranatha will be presenting a fresh batch of recitals and concerts for your enjoyment. Along with attending the many student recitals this semester, you will have additional opportunities to enjoy the musical talent of...

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Music on Mondays 2021-2022 Season in Retrospect

Music on Mondays 2021-2022 Season in Retrospect

The Maranatha Music Department has completed another successful guest recital season. This year’s Music on Mondays series brought a taste of the professional arts to the Burckart Hall stage. Each artist brought a unique style of music that was featured in each...

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2022 Outstanding Musician—Aleisha Beachell

2022 Outstanding Musician—Aleisha Beachell

The Maranatha Baptist University Department of Music is pleased to announce Aleisha Beachell as the 2022 Outstanding Senior Musician. The Outstanding Senior Musician award is given to the graduate whom the music faculty believes completely exhibits the qualities of...

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Aaron Fennell’s Viola Recital Highlights

Aaron Fennell’s Viola Recital Highlights

(Matthew) Aaron Fennell recently performed his senior viola recital. Aaron played pieces by several well-known composers including Beethoven, Debussy, and Vaughn Williams. Aaron’s hard work and dedication to his instrument showed in his recital. String faculty Miss...

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Cassandra Harris Clarinet Recital Highlights

Cassandra Harris Clarinet Recital Highlights

Cassandra Harris recently performed her senior clarinet recital. Programming pieces by composers including Saint-Sëans, Cavallini, and Bernstein, among others, Harris showcased well her ability to play in many different styles. As a Music Education major, she was also...

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Aleisha Beachell Piano Recital Highlights

Aleisha Beachell Piano Recital Highlights

Aleisha Beachell recently performed her senior piano recital. In her showstopping performance, Aleisha’s recital focused on the theme timelessness. Her repertoire included many recognizable crowd favorites by composers such as Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Copeland, and...

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Graceanne Starr Piano Recital Highlights

Graceanne Starr Piano Recital Highlights

Graceanne Starr recently performed her senior piano recital. In her performance, Graceanne showcased her technical abilities as a pianist and great composure as a performer. Miss Janet Tschida writes, “One of the strengths of Graceanne’s program was her passage work....

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Samuel Folkman Viola Recital Highlights

Samuel Folkman Viola Recital Highlights

Samuel Folkman recently performed his senior viola recital before an audience of family and friends. Performing technically challenging pieces by composers like Bloch, Halvorsen, Dvořák, Folkman played with poise and professionalism, confronting each challenge as it...

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