2014 Music Commencement Contest Winners Announced

2014 Music Commencement Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following 2014 Commencement Contest Winners: Piano – Amber Perkins: Alborada del Gracioso, by Ravel Instrumental - Melody Steinbart: Concerto in D, by Sibelius (Violin) Vocal Classical Art – Jen Sanders: Les filles de Cadix, by Delibes Vocal Sacred Art – Jon Sheeley: Prepare the Way, by Hayes Selected winners will perform in the Fine Arts Honors Chapel on Friday, April [Continue Reading...]

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

2014 Commencement Contest Piano Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named finalists in the Commencement Contest Preliminaries for Piano. These students will advance to the Commencement Contest Finals in April. Amber Perkins: Alborada del Gracioso, by Ravel Garrett Holmes: The Storm, by Liszt Trisha Herbert: Scherzo, by Clara Schumann Alternate: Megan Rasmussen The contest was adjudicated by award-winning pianist, Dr. Jeannie [Continue Reading...]

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

High School Piano Competition Winner Announced

Maranatha’s Music Department hosted their third annual High School Piano Competition on Thursday, January 23 in Burckart Hall. While the majority of the contestants are from the Midwest region, contestants came from as far away as New York and Pennsylvania this year! Each performer played a Baroque or Classical piece and a Romantic or 20th [Continue Reading...]

2013 Concerto Competition Winner

2013 Concerto Competition Winner

Every October, Maranatha’s Music Department hosts a concerto contest for interested and qualifying student musicians. Concerto contestants prepare a memorized movement of a concerto from the Classical period (other selections must  be approved by the Concerto Committee). Maranatha’s music faculty are pleased to announce the following winners: WINNER: Performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in [Continue Reading...]

Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Recent Grads Direct Groups Winning Nationals

Janine Kolinski Brown graduated in 2012 with a degree in Music Education (Instrumental Track), and Sarah Herbert Pill graduated in 2011 with a degree in Music (Piano Performance Emphasis). This year, Sarah and Janine are teaching music as part-time instructors at Maranatha Baptist Academy. Under Janine’s direction, the band placed first at Nationals. The Small [Continue Reading...]

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

2013 Commencement Contest Winners

PIANO: Andrea Ly performing Mouvement by Sancan           CLASSICAL ART SONG: Jenny Sanders performing Pur dicesti, o bocca bella by Lotti           SACRED ART SONG: Tommy Montgomery performing The Greatest of These is Love by Bitgood           STRINGS: Philip Ledgerwood performing Violin Sonata Movement 2 by Shostakovich [Continue Reading...]