Department of Music

Louis Cucunato: Music Professional & Poncho Ninja

If you think Louis Cucunato is just another professional guitarist, think again. In a highly specialized field, he sets himself apart with not only his technical skill and original compositions, but also with his fun personality and commitment to the classics. His passion to delight an audience and preserve the art of classical music makes…

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Music Alumni Ray and Kovach Minister in Brazil

Mia Ray and Loni Kovach recently took a mission trip to Brazil to present concerts of classical and sacred music at churches and schools. Ray graduated from Maranatha in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in Arranging and Piano Pedagogy. After graduation, she taught kindergarten through twelfth grade music at…

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Alumnus Nathan Brewer Completes Master of Music Education

MBU alumnus Nathan Brewer (’15) recently completed a Master of Arts in Music Education program at San Francisco State University. After graduating from Maranatha, Brewer began teaching music full-time at San Francisco Christian School and directing the music at Calvary Baptist Church. “Upon completing my 198 credits at Maranatha, I did not envision myself pursuing…

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Collaboration Theme Enlivens Music Prep Recitals

A mother-daughter duet, a fun piano piece with the rest of the family playing percussion, a string quintet – and more! Collaboration was the theme of Music Prep recitals this semester, and students rose to the challenge of brainstorming unique ideas and then putting everything together. “The collaboration theme was highly motivating for my son,”…

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Alumna Annelies Harmon Completes Master of Music Education

Congratulations to Annelies Harmon (’13) on completing her master’s degree in Music Education! Harmon graduated from MBU with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and, following the advice of Maranatha faculty, gained several years of teaching experience before pursuing graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. While a student at MBU, Harmon…

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2019 Music Scholarship Recipients

2019 Music Scholarship Recipients   The MBU Music Department is pleased to award scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to four well-deserving students.   Justin Bachmann received the Elmer F. Brown, Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student with a music major who exhibits good Christian character and is active in…

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Networking: The Key to a Thriving Community

In any community, each member must contribute to the group in order for the community to thrive. The same principle applies to the world of music, creating a need for networking among musicians to bring knowledge, experience, and fresh ideas to the table. Several of MBU’s music faculty weighed in on this topic, bringing their…

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Music Prep Joins 2019 Band and Orchestra Concert

Collaborating with students from Maranatha Music Prep School proved to be the highlight of this year’s Band and Orchestra Concert. The Music Prep string group classes from beginner through intermediate teamed up with the university’s String Orchestra to play an arrangement of the hymn “Whiter Than Snow.”   Composed by Seth Custer for the Sforzando…

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Samantha Pfeiffer: Senior Violin Recital Excerpts

Samantha Pfeiffer recently performed her major senior violin recital at Maranatha Baptist University. Her recital was prepared and presented under the direction of Mr. Lewis Rosove in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. Pfeiffer graduated this spring and plans to pursue a master’s degree in…

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Anthony Wilson: Senior Cello Recital Excerpts

Anthony Wilson recently performed his major senior cello recital at Maranatha Baptist University. His recital was prepared and presented under the direction of Mr. Timothy Hammond in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cello Performance and Church Music. Excerpts from the recital are below.

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