Department of Music

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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Ledgerwood Presents at Boston University Symposium

In every field of study, there is give and take between the professionals of that field. They exchange ideas with each other, and interact with the theories put forth by the great minds of the past. It is an ongoing conversation, spanning the history of discovery and learning.   Dr. David Ledgerwood recently received the…

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414 String Quartet Enthralls Listeners

The first ever performance of the 414 String Quartet at Maranatha Baptist University took place recently in Burckart Hall. Many of the attendees had only the highest praise for the concert, and the performers themselves indicated that they enjoyed the experience of playing together immensely. The 414 String Quartet was formed last year by violinists…

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My Maranatha Journey – Dr. Monty Budahl

Dr. Monty Budahl has been a Maranatha faculty member longer than almost any other professor on campus. He has held numerous faculty positions and in many ways has shaped the MBU Music Department into what it is today. All things have a beginning, however, and Dr. Budahl’s Maranatha journey is no different. He earned his…

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After the Bow: How to Cope with Post-Recital Letdown

Music majors and minors often experience a significant letdown in the days and weeks following a recital. Students often ask “What next?” or “Is that it?” and may find it difficult to navigate post-recital letdown. Maranatha’s music faculty concur. Experienced performers Lewis Rosove and June Brus both remarked that this letdown is normal due to…

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Music Prep Students Showcase Imagination and Creativity

Clowns, costumes, and choreography – recent Music Prep recitals were anything but traditional! Music lessons were filled with excitement all semester as students, teachers, and parents anticipated the first ever Music Plus recitals at Maranatha Music Prep School. The variety of ideas that students chose to communicate their pieces showcased their imagination and creativity. Below…

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