Maranatha presents Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 8-9

Maranatha presents Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 8-9

The Maranatha Music Department will present Handel’s Messiah Dec. 8-9 at 7 PM in the college gymnasium. A Christmas concert has been an annual Maranatha campus tradition since the first presentation of Messiah in December of 1968, the year the College was founded. The concert is a signature event in Watertown, with the gymnasium seats [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Adds Master’s in Church Music Program

Maranatha Adds Master’s in Church Music Program

Carl Conrad wanted to learn more about the Lord as well as music. “I needed more theology to prepare me for future ministry,” said Conrad, a 2011 Maranatha graduate who will enroll this fall in Maranatha Baptist Seminary’s new Master of Arts in Church Music degree program. “I am thankful that the Lord led me [Continue Reading...]

Birnschein Featured Soloist for Green Bay Symphony

Birnschein Featured Soloist for Green Bay Symphony

Music Department faculty member Daniel Birnschein will be the featured trumpet soloist when the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra performs Nov. 12-13. The 7:30 p.m. concert at Green Bay West High School’s Ralph Holter Auditorium will be followed the next day by a 2 p.m. matinee performance at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. This will be [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Students Featured in School Production

Maranatha Students Featured in School Production

Two Maranatha students were recently featured in Lake County Baptist School’s production of Get Smart. The play, based on the iconic television series, featured senior Blaine Landowski as Maxwell Smart and sophomore Emily Rose as Agent 99 for two performances, one as a dinner theater, at the school in Waukegan, IL. Director Kady Debelak said [Continue Reading...]

Lewis Rosove Guest Viola Recital

Lewis Rosove Guest Viola Recital

Maranatha Music Department adjunct professor Lewis Rosove will present a guest viola recital Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at Burckart Hall. Rosove was the Milwaukee Symphony’s assistant principal viola for 22 seasons. He has been a soloist for many regional groups while performing with chamber music ensembles across the country. Rosove was twice a finalist [Continue Reading...]

James Wright Presents at Theatre Tech Convention

James Wright Presents at Theatre Tech Convention

Play directors at Maranatha often ask their technical director, Stage Manager James Wright, “How did you do that?” Recently, Wright needed to answer that same question for thousands of other people. “It was a pretty big honor,” Wright said of presenting some of his expertise during the 2011 United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s annual [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Graduation 2011

Maranatha Graduation 2011

Christina Brier thought she had come THAT close. The senior Harp Performance major entered the final semester of her senior year with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. A particularly poor quiz grade in Modern European History, however, had put that mark in danger. As graduation approached, Brier began to lament her near-miss. Less than a [Continue Reading...]

Burckart Hall Renovation

Burckart Hall Renovation

An Acoustic Dream Come True Tell the clarinet section that it’s time to shape up. Their director is listening. “Dr. (David) Brown told me this is the first time he’s been able to hear the wind instruments during an orchestra practice,” Maranatha Fine Arts Department Chair Dr. David Ledgerwood said. “The sounds no longer get [Continue Reading...]