Several Shenandoah Conservatory undergraduate and graduate students across disciplines were recognized for their research and scholarship at this year’s Student Project & Research (SUpr) Summit on Tuesday, April 30, in the Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room. This year’s event showcased 66 projects by 150 students. Conservatory students recognized and research topics include:
Undergraduate Individual Category
First Place (tied)
- The Fibonacci Sequence in Music by Elizabeth Beller ’19 (Bachelor of Music in Performance-Clarinet)
- Sweet Dreams Baby by Jenna Barricklo ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre)
- Centers and Peripheries in the Expression and Enactment of Religion, Sociopolitical Soundscapes, and the Reception of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. by Madeleine M. Bohnett ’20 (Bachelor of Music in Performance-Violin)
- More Than Words: Overcoming Trauma Through Mindful Movement and Imagery by Lauren M. Pappas ’19 (Bachelor of Arts in Dance)
Undergraduate Group Category
- Music Styles: How do you feel? by Avery Apgar ’20 (Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy), Brittany Benachowski ’19 (Bachelor of Science in Biology) and Chris Cornell ’19 (Bachelor of Science in Psychology)
Graduate Individual Category
- The New Rules of Philanthropy in a Millennial Age by Walker Konkle ’19 (Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management)
- What is the Economic Impact of Arts Districts Like the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia? Who do Cultural Assets Benefit? by Adam Foizen ’19 (Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management)
- Accessibility in Performing Arts Centers by Olivia Hoogestraat ’19 (Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management)
Visit www.su.edu/academics/academic-resources-information/center-for-teaching-and-learning-2/symposiums-events/supr-summit/ for a full list of participants and winners, and to learn more about SUpr Summit.
About SUpr Summit
At the Student Project & Research (SUpr) Summit, students from across the university’s programs, engaged in a broad range of study being done inside and outside classrooms, present their projects and research, works-in-progress and scholarly creative endeavors through digital media, fine art, audio and video recordings and posters. They display their findings, express their curiosity, and interact with those who stop at their presentation tables.
Now in its sixth year, the summit is redefining research from a new base of operations in the Office of Shenandoah Associate Provost Amy Sarch, Ph.D. “I look forward to this event every year,” said Dr. Sarch. “What a valuable opportunity for Shenandoah University to showcase the creative, fabulous work our students accomplish here and to applaud the work that faculty do to get students to this point.”
The SUpr Summit was the brainchild of Associate Professor of Psychology Mark Chan, Ph.D., who is the faculty director of the SUpr Summit. Instructional Support Coordinator Virginia Armagh, M.A., is the summit coordinator.
Since SUpr Summit began in 2014, more than 300 students have taken advantage of this opportunity, which provides them with the ability to network with VIPs at the awards ceremony, practice presentations for regional and national conferences, and vie for prize money. Students of winning presentations have been awarded $5,025 collectively.