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Musicians Experience MSO’s Brilliant Concert

By Peter Holloway | October 15, 2018

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…

Standing Firm: Musicians and Narrators Bring Timeless Message to Fall Festival

By Peter Holloway | October 12, 2018

Maranatha choir and orchestra members are excited to perform in Fall Festival on October 19. This year’s theme is Standing Firm, featuring, through narration and music, the testimonies of three heroes of the faith. Standing Firm presents the lives of three people who took a stand for their faith regardless of the cost. For 18 years,…

Ledgerwood Presents at Boston University Symposium

By Peter Holloway | September 26, 2018

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…

414 String Quartet Enthralls Listeners

By Peter Holloway | September 24, 2018

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…

My Maranatha Journey – Dr. Monty Budahl

By Peter Holloway | September 21, 2018

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…

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

By Peter Holloway | September 11, 2018

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…

Music Prep Students Showcase Imagination and Creativity

By Peter Holloway | September 8, 2018

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…

Parker Awarded Doctoral Assistantship

By Peter Holloway | July 23, 2018

MBU alumna Joy Parker was recently accepted into the doctoral program at University of Southern Mississippi where she will be pursuing a DMA in Piano Performance. Joy graduated from Maranatha in 2015, majoring in Music Education with emphases in piano pedagogy and choral music. After graduation, she was accepted into the graduate program at Westminster…

Steinbart Honored with Two Top Awards

By Peter Holloway | June 14, 2018

Each year, an Outstanding Senior Musician Award is given to the MBU graduate whom the music faculty believes completely exhibits the qualities of the spirit of Maranatha through music. This student is selected on the basis of musicianship, academic achievement, spiritual and character qualities, and Christian service. The Music Department announces Joseph Steinbart as the…

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