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David Ledgerwood

College of Arts and Sciences,
Chair, Department of Music

Dr. David Ledgerwood was led to join the Maranatha faculty in 1986 and became chair of the Department of Music in 2003. Prior to coming to Maranatha, he spent six years as a teacher and administrator at a Christian school. He has had more than 50 works published, including Music Investigations (a 30-day Bible study) and With One Voice: Growing Congregations that Sing. Dr. Ledgerwood, affectionately called “Dr. Ledge” by his students, is the Chair of the Department of Music and directs the Chamber Singers choir as well as teaching a variety of music courses.

“God led me in 1986 to seek a place where God’s Word was honored and where I could sharpen my musical skills. I desire to be a channel of knowledge, experience, and spiritual verity to my students.” – David Ledgerwood

Education & Credentials

  • DMA Music Education, Boston University
  • MA Sacred Music, Pensacola Christian College
  • MA Music Theory and Composition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • BS Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Get to know David Ledgerwood

Campus Involvement

Chair, Department of Music; Leadership Council; Small Group Leader


Dave and Kim have been married since 1974. They have eight grown children (all MBU grads) and five grandchildren

Other Activities and Interests

Composing and arranging music; reading, especially books on musical homeschooling, musical composition, and church history; spending time with family

Church Ministry

Dave is a deacon in his church and ministers through music, including playing the organ and piano, singing in the church choir, and assisting with choir rehearsals


American Choral Directors Association; National Association for Music Education

Recent Writing

Wrote Music at MBU, article for Advantage Magazine