Rachel Allnutt ’13 knew she wanted to be involved with music and Shenandoah Conservatory captured her attention.
I wanted to go to a school that was as passionate as I was about my content area.”
Allnutt also felt that it was important to go to a smaller university, to build lasting relationships with other students as well as professors.
She now teaches choral and general music to students that are kindergarten through fifth grade at Montgomery County Public Schools in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She really enjoys sharing her appreciation for music with a diverse set of students. As she progressed into her career she noticed how Shenandoah impacted her profession. “Shenandoah laid a solid foundation of both content and sequencing that has greatly affected my teaching career.”
Allnutt’s advice to future hornets is: “Get as much experience in this field at Shenandoah as you can, so you can take it with you into the professional world!”