Posts Tagged ‘Arranging’

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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Mia Ray Pursues Dream of Composing Music

MBU alumna Mia Ray was recently accepted into the graduate program at Butler University, enabling her to continue pursuing her dream of music composition. Mia graduated from Maranatha in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in Arranging and Piano Pedagogy. She loved composition and arranging and hoped to continue…

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Andrea Husler, Melodie Bloyer, and Elise Harder: Minor Recital Excerpts

Andrea Husler and Melodie Bloyer recently performed their combined minor piano recital, and Elise Harder also recently performed her minor recital for arranging at Maranatha. Hustler and Bloyer’s recital was prepared and presented under the direction of Mrs. June Brus in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a minor in piano pedagogy for Husler and…

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Morris Inspires MBU Musicians with Arranging Strategies

Miss Sara Morris recently visited MBU’s campus to give an arranging and composition presentation in Dr. Ledgerwood’s Arranging Class. Morris first gave a synopsis of how she fell in love with arranging and composition and how the Lord had led here to where she is now, serving at Bob Jones Memorial Bible College in the…

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Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy – Free Sheet Music

Jane Dang, a music major with piano pedagogy and arranging concentrations is offering her arrangement of “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” as a gift for Easter. This intermediate piano duet, combining sounds of Western and Eastern culture, is available to download and use in ministry. As Jane looked for a Bible verse to put…

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Molly Ijames Returns

Molly Ijames visited MBU once again to perform a virtual class period for all aspiring arrangers and composers. This time, Molly began her class period talking about the path that brought her to where she is today as a composer and arranger, highlighting that arranging was simply something that she loved to do – she…

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Lloyd Larson Encourages Aspiring Arrangers at MBU

Well-published composer and arranger Lloyd Larson recently inspired MBU student arrangers during a virtual class period. He began the class period by connecting with the students as he gave his life story. One particular point that Lloyd shared encouraged the aspiring musicians: “Never in my wildest dreams did I anticipate at some point that eventually…

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Molly Ijames Inspires MBU Composers

Accomplished Christian arranger and composer, Molly Ijames, spoke as a virtual guest speaker in the Arranging and Composing Repertoire Class on Thursday, September 24. Prior to the class period, Molly sent copies of two of her arrangements for each student in the class. As she spoke to the class, she walked through the pieces that…

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