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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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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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