Skills

Baritone

Ensemble member of The Rose Ensemble, the Minnesota Chorale, the South Dakota Chorale. Solo engagements including Bach's St. Matthew Passion and numerous cantatas, Handel's Messiah, and Vaughan Williams' Willow-wood and Fantasia on Christmas Carols...

Conductor

Guest conductor with Hilo Community Chorus and Early Music Hawaii. Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kan.). Music Director of Bethany College Oratorio Society....

Editor & Arranger

Transcriptions/editions of works from Early Renaissance to Late Baroque. Choral arrangements of hymns and folk tunes. Some published commercially by Morning Star Music and Alliance....

History

2012 - 2014

Director of Choral Activities, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Conducted Concert Choir, including performances of Persichetti's Celebrations, Britten's Saint Nicolas, and a joint performance with the MSUM Percussion Ensemble at North Dakota Music Educators Association conference. Conducted Men's Choir, including commission of work by Linda Kachelmeier for 125th anniversary of the university, and Festival Women's Choir....
2010 - 2012

Full-Time Member, The Rose Ensemble

Performed as baritone in season concerts, including collaborations with VocalEssence and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. Performed recurring tour programs Il Poverello, Slavic Wonders, American Roots, Land of Three Faiths, Songs of Temperance & Temptation. Recorded and wrote CD jacket notes for A Toast To Prohibition....
2010 - present

Freelance Baritone

Section leader in Minnesota Chorale, member of South Dakota Chorale, continuing engagements with The Rose Ensemble. Regular soloist with Mt. Olive Lutheran Church's Bach Tage. Solo engagements with Hilo (Hawaii) Community Chorus and College of St. Benedict - St. John University Orchestra....
2010 - present

Freelance Music Engraver, Editor

Editions and arrangements published by Morning Star Music and Alliance. Editions, transcriptions, and arrangements performed by The Rose Ensemble, the BBC Singers, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Lutheran Choir. Continuing work in the music of Johan Helmich Roman, Samuel Scheidt, and others....
2000 - 2010

Director of Choral Activities, Bethany College & Oratorio Society

Conducted College Choir and Chamber Choir, including tours of Sweden, Germany, and Russia. Selected repertoire emphasizing college's Swedish, Lutheran identity. Conducted Oratorio Society chorus and orchestra in annual performances of Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. The latter inspired article published in the Choral Journal....
1998 - 2017

Church Musician

Chancel Choir director at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, Kansas; First United Methodist Church, Longmont, Colorado....
1995 - 1997

Vocal Music Teacher, Clear Lake Junior High

Directed Seventh- and Eighth-Grade choirs, and created select Chamber Choir. Developed junior high portion of district-wide music curriculum....
1995 - present

Private Voice Instructor

Taught junior high students through senior citizens in Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, and Hawaii. Maintained studio of twenty to thirty high school students at Rosemount (Minn.) and Eastview (Apple Valley, Minn.) High Schools....

Contact

For information regarding private voice study with Dr. Mahraun, please see his studio site here. To inquire regarding performances, typesetting/engraving work, or for general contact, please use this form.

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