Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Theory Charlene Romano ’91, M.M., was promoted to adjunct associate professor of musicianship in Fall 2021. Her new title is reflective of her current teaching assignment: developing, maintaining and teaching the applied basic musicianship course sequence “Empowering the Musician” to the conservatory’s musical theatre and recording and audio arts majors.
On June 27, Romano performed at the Community Pride Worship Service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Winchester, Virginia. She performs regularly at Bethel, a welcoming church community, as part of the music ensemble.
On July 11, Romano performed with Professor Emeritus of Organ and Church Music Stephen Cooksey, Ph.D., on a Service of Healing and Remembrance at the Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Virginia, sponsored by the Winchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
In mid-August, as part of the National Flute Association (NFA) virtual convention, Romano, alongside internationally renowned solo artist and educator Marco Granados, hosted a pre-gala concert happy hour for convention attendees. Additionally, Romano, who currently serves as assistant secretary and is secretary-elect for the 5,000+ member organization, performed alongside her fellow NFA executive board members in the closing gala concert, leading the membership in the traditional performance of the J.S. Bach “Air” from Orchestral Suite Number 3, BWV 1068.
On Oct. 11, Romano presented the first in a series of flute fundamentals workshops to students at Daniel Morgan Middle School.