Saxophonist Sean McGinley ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) created a fun 90s-themed video on memorizing music for his Personal Musicianship Project. He has the ability to memorize a major piece of music in a short amount of time, so he decided to share his tips for the project.
When Shenandoah Conservatory went online with the pandemic in March, there were many tough decisions we had to make. One of the most important ones was what to do about students who had recitals planned. We came up with the Personal Musicianship Project as a replacement — a way for each student to put on their 21st century-musician, entrepreneurial-thinking hat and show us what they thought their strongest traits as a musician were. The creativity has been glorious. Shenandoah University has some very gifted and talented students. Some learned how to produce and edit their own music videos, some wrote fantastically analytical papers, and some used their creative thinking to make new arrangements of music they learned in their applied lessons.
– Professor of Saxophone Timothy Roberts, D.M.A