Shenandoah Conservatory’s focus on professional arts training began 135 years ago as Virginia’s first flagship school of music.
A Shenandoah Conservatory graduate education will elevate you artistry and provide you with a rigorous learning experience.
All Conducting, Piano Performance and Voice applicants must submit a Prescreening on the Shenandoah University Recorded/Prescreening Submission Form.
You must first submit the prescreening. After successful completion of the prescreening, you will be invited to an on-campus audition. You WILL NOT be able to register for an on-campus audition before successfully completing your prescreening.
The deadline to submit a composition, conducting, voice performance, vocal pedagogy, or piano performance prescreening was January 30, 2020. At this time we are no longer accepting applications or prescreenings for these programs.
If you have questions, please contact the office of Graduate admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for your On-Campus Audition
Graduate Audition Dates
- Monday, February 17, 2020
Register for an on-campus audition through Shenandoah Conservatory Audition Registration Form.
Review the Graduate Audition Guidelines for audition requirement details.
If you have questions, please contact Holly Johnson, Senior Admissions Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Your audition registration will be confirmed via email once we have received all required application materials. Before your audition day, you will be emailed a schedule and confirmation. Please set your spam blocker to accept emails from su.edu.
If you live more than 250 miles from campus you may submit a recorded audition
Upload Recorded Audition via Shenandoah University Recorded Audition Form.
Before submitting a recorded audition, please contact Holly Johnson, Senior Admissions Coordinator, at 540-665-4581 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specific recorded audition required materials.
It is strongly recommended that applicants verify the distance requirement with their admissions counselor prior to submitting a recorded audition.
Videos must be prepared following the Graduate Audition Guidelines. We will NOT accept any other type of recorded audition. Recorded auditions must be submitted through Shenandoah University Recorded Audition Form.
Program Applications and Prerequisites
|PROGRAM||START TERM||INFORMATION||APPLICATION DEADLINE||APPLY NOW|
|Music Education||Summer: Summer I begins May 24||Program Specifics PDF||April 15, 2020||Summer 2021 application will be available in Fall 2020|
|Music Therapy||Fall||Program Specifics PDF||May 15, 2020||APPLY|
Leadership & Management
|Fall||Program Specifics PDF||Rolling Admission||APPLY|
|PROGRAM||START TERM||APPLICATION DEADLINE||APPLY NOW|
Suspended program as of 5/2020
|Fall, Spring, & Summer||See Graduate Audition Guidelines||APPLY|
|Collaborative Piano||Fall, Spring, & Summer||Extended to June 1||APPLY|
|Composition||Fall, Spring, & Summer||Extended to June 1||APPLY|
|Conducting||Fall, Spring, & Summer||See Graduate Audition Guidelines||APPLY|
|Pedagogy (Classical Voice)||Fall||Extended to June 1||APPLY|
Commercial Music Voice)
|Fall||Extended to June 1||APPLY|
|Performance (Conducting, Instrumental,
|Fall||Extended to June 1||APPLY|
- Graduate Assistantships, both full and partial, are awarded to masters, doctoral, and artist diploma students. The award (which includes full or partial tuition and a stipend) is renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory academic progress and the recommendation of the immediate supervisor.
- DMA/Artist Diploma (Post-Master’s) Teaching Assistantships are awarded to doctoral and artist diploma students and consist of a full tuition waiver and a $9000 annual stipend. The award is renewable for three years pending satisfactory academic progress and the recommendation of the immediate supervisor.
- Shenandoah Conservatory strongly recommends that all entering students submit a FAFSA to the Shenandoah University Office of Financial Aid.