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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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Announcing the 2021 Concerto Competition Winners

Announcing the 2021 Concerto Competition Winners

Maranatha Baptist University offers musicians a variety of opportunities to compete and showcase their musical talents. On Tuesday, students competed in MBU’s annual Concerto Competition, an event open to all instrumentalists, pianists, and vocalists. Winner Maranatha...

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Guest Recitals Inspire Audiences

Guest Recitals Inspire Audiences

Maranatha Baptist University recently hosted two guest recitals that inspired the audiences. Tenor Dr. Philip Gingery, collaborating with Christa Habegger on piano, featured various classical art song selections. Tatiana Pearson and Louis Cucunato’s recital, on the...

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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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