Musicians Experience MSO’s Brilliant Concert

Oct 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Oct 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Sep 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Sep 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Sep 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Jul 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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…

Music Man Pit Orchestra: A Valued Experience by MBU Musicians

Jun 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Musicians from the Symphonic Band and Orchestra recently participated in Maranatha Baptist University’s production of Meredith Willson’s classic musical The Music Man. Being a member of the pit orchestra was a valuable experience as the musicians worked through many challenges, culminating in stunning performances to a packed-out audience. Playing in a musical is quite different from…

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