Posts Tagged ‘David Ledgerwood’

Networking: The Key to a Thriving Community

In any community, each member must contribute to the group in order for the community to thrive. The same principle applies to the world of music, creating a need for networking among musicians to bring knowledge, experience, and fresh ideas to the table. Several of MBU’s music faculty weighed in on this topic, bringing their…

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The Value of a Music Degree

The following is an article Dr. David Ledgerwood recently wrote as an apologetic for the many benefits gained in obtaining a degree in music. Parents occasionally question the value of a music degree for their children. As the music department chair and father of four music major graduates, I wanted to contribute a few thoughts in answer…

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Music Festival Thrives Through Record Low Temperatures

Frigid winds blasted across MBU’s campus two weekends ago, dragging with them some of the coldest temperatures Wisconsin has seen this winter. But that didn’t halt the tide of high-schoolers who pulled in to campus at noon on Friday, January 25, and poured into the warmth of the Dining Complex. The excitement was palpable as…

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Watch Christmas Choir Concert Performed for Watertown Concert Series

Maranatha Baptist University’s Chamber Singers and Madrigal Choir recently collaborated to sing a Christmas concert for the Watertown Concert Series. The choirs performed works from a variety of genres including sacred, secular, and Christmas, under the direction of Dr. David Ledgerwood and Dr. David Brown. While the choirs sang fun songs such as Robert Applebaum’s…

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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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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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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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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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Chamber Singers Chapel Recording

“Brethren, we have met to worship,” announced the Chamber Singers in the opening strains of their final concert of spring tour. This year’s choir members hailed from Canada to the Cayman Islands and from Maine to Ho Chi Minh City. Who would have thought 50 years ago that our scope of “brethren” at Maranatha would…

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2017 Outstanding Musician – Mia Ray

The Maranatha Baptist University Department of Music is pleased to announce Mia Ray as the 2017 Senior Outstanding Musician. The Outstanding Senior Musician award is given to the 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…

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