Department of Music

Watch Christmas Choir Concert Performed for Watertown Concert Series

Maranatha Baptist University’s Chamber Singers and Madrigal Choir recently collaborated to sing a Christmas concert for the Watertown Concert Series. The choirs performed works from a variety of genres including sacred, secular, and Christmas, under the direction of Dr. David Ledgerwood and Dr. David Brown. While the choirs sang fun songs such as Robert Applebaum’s…

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Christmas Band Chapel Delights Audience

As the first notes of the Peanuts theme song rang out into the gymnasium, through the doors and up the aisles pranced Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucie, and yes, even Snoopy. The children towards the front giggled and clapped, and even the faculty members in the back craned their necks to watch the hilarious antics of…

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Guest Speakers Inspire University Musicians

Research shows that bringing in outside speakers with varied perspectives and experience to business and educational functions produces long-lasting benefits to the audience. The Maranatha music department recently brought in several speakers to give MBU’s music students a fresh look at the field they plan on working in through presenting them with proven strategies and…

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Music and Missions: Music Grads Serve Around the World

Mark 16:15 commands believers, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Many Maranatha music graduates have answered that call, finding their musical training to be helpful in more areas of ministry than simply playing an instrument.   Darcy Anderson is one such example. A 2017 English Education graduate with…

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Servant Leadership in Action – 2018 Band Tour

Two fifteen-passenger vans roll up to a school and begin offloading a conglomeration of bins, drums, cases, stands, keyboards, and other percussion implements. In just a few minutes, the MBU coach bus pulls into the parking lot, letting off a stream of college students all in khaki and blue. The building is soon bustling with…

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String Orchestra – Developing Leaders for Ministry

Lewis Rosove’s first venture onto the conducting podium came as a bit of a surprise during his college days, but now he takes the podium regularly to direct the MBU Symphony Orchestra. During Rosove’s 22 years as assistant principal violist in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Lord was preparing him for the position he holds…

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Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition

Maranatha Baptist University’s Music Department announces Lorraine Yant as the winner of MBU’s 2018 Concerto Competition and Makayla Stevenson as the runner-up.   The Competition At the Concerto Competition, contestants perform memorized concertos and are accompanied by a pianist playing the orchestral reduction. Carl Rasmussen adjudicated this year’s competition. Rasmussen currently resides in Watertown and…

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MBU Pedagogy Program Receives Approval for “MTNA Collegiate Chapter”

Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) has been empowering music teachers to teach confidently and effectively for years. One of the ways MTNA supports music teachers is through the establishment of local and collegiate chapters designed to meet the specific needs of local teachers. Maranatha recently received MTNA’s approval to launch their own official collegiate chapter,…

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Musicians Experience MSO’s Brilliant Concert

Nearly 20 music students from Maranatha recently attended a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Wiesenberg. The convenient location of Maranatha in Watertown allows students to attend world-class performances in both Milwaukee and Chicago on a regular basis. It’s a key advantage for MBU’s music program to have, since live concerts…

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