Ronn McFarlane (C ’75) performed with Ayreheart at Second Stage Amherst, in Amherst, Virginia, in a concert presented by Amherst Glebe Arts Response.
LaPearl Smith (C ’79) was featured in an article in the Fairfax County Times regarding her work as the Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services’ business development manager for Northern Virginia.
Lynnette Lofton Embree (B ’90, ’92) was installed as the 100th president of the Kiwanis Club of Winchester.
Cheryl Reames (AS ’90, ’92) was one of seven recipients of the Stellar 7 over 70 Award from The Village at Orchard Ridge for her work with the Greater Winchester Area Parkinson’s Support Group and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.
Charlene Romano (C ’91) was promoted to adjunct associate professor of musicianship at Shenandoah University. Over the summer, Romano performed at the Community Pride Worship Service at Bethel Lutheran Church and at the Service of Healing and Remembrance at the Villages at Orchard Ridge, both in Winchester, Virginia. (Pictured to the left.)
Golder O’Neill (C ’92) performed with Laurence Elder (C ’92) on Elder’s new release, “Walk Another Mile.”
Leah Jacobs Schade (AS ’93) was promoted from assistant to associate professor at Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY.
David McCormick (C ’01, ’03, ’09) was appointed executive director of Early Music America. (Pictured to the right.)
Jonathan Noyalas (AS ’01) released his latest book, “Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era.” (Pictured to the left.)
Hector Zavala (C ’04) is featured in an article in “The Journal” (Martinsburg, West Virginia), highlighting his program that offers free string lessons to anyone in the community.
Joseph Lee Jefferson (C ’10) performed at the Colour of Music Festival in Columbia, SC.
Kevin Selwyn (C ’10) and Melissa Muscato were married on September 10, 2021 in Larkspur, Colorado, in a wedding well-attended by Shenandoah Conservatory alumni. Jeremy Vaughn (C ’10) and Nicholas Cirillo (C ’12) served as groomsmen. Jenny Ravitz Brightman (C ’11) did a reading. Mark Edmondson (C ’08), Amanda Pulcini (C ’07), Ricky Jones (C ’08), Lindsey Mitchell Donnelly (C ’10), Angela Winslow (C ’10) and Sara Alipanah Slattery (C ’08) were guests. (Pictured to the right.)
Louise Keeton (C ’11), co-founder of The Whistle Stop Theatre Company, is featured in an article in which she talks about the company’s production of “Our Town.”
Scott Monahan (C ’11) was awarded the 2021 German Independence Award for Best Film at the 2021 Oldenburg International Film Festival for his film “Anchorage.” (Pictured to the left.)
Cellist Jeremiah Shaw (C ’11) and Professor Emeritus of Composition and Music Theatre Thomas Albert, D.M.A. were featured in a gala concert presented by the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation and Town Hall in New York City, NY. (Pictured to the right.)
Rhianna Nissen (C ’13) won a Fulbright fellowship for the 2021-22 year and is currently in Germany conducting research on 19th century oratorios for her PhD dissertation in historical musicology. (Pictured to the left.)
Bryce Mitchell (AS ’14, EL ’17) and Shavonne Mosley Mitchell (N ’14) announced the birth of their son Remy Imari Mitchell on October 14, 2021. (Pictured to the right.)
Amanda Gold (C ’15) and Thomas McCausland were married on August 8, 2021. (Pictured to the left.)
Brianne Casey (N ’16) has announced that her app, The Patient Wait, is live on Apple and Google Play and is available in the entire state of Virginia. The app gives real-time ER and Urgent Care wait times. (Pictured to the right.)
Michael Scimanico (AS ’16) and Megan Tripp (AS ’16, HP ’18) were married on October 2, 2021.
Eva Zitterkob (C ’16) and Brad Hoke were married on January 23, 2021. On July 1, 2021, Zitterkob started a new business, Dance Ambassadors, LLC, a virtually based dance training company. (Pictured to the left.)
Danyelle McGrady (AS ’17, HP ’19) and Mark Aptekhmanov were married on July 13, 2021.
Sarah Speck (C ’17) and Kyle Dill (C ’17) are both working the national tour of “Waitress.” Speck is serving as head sound engineer, and Dill is subbing as head of properties.
Drew Becker (C ’19) was cast in the starring role of “Tootsie: The Comedy Musical” at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. (Pictured to the right.)
Cahal Masterson (C ’19) performed a program of music on the theme of childhood to more than 500 school children live and via livestream to classrooms in Galway City, Galway County, Ireland.
Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick (C ’20) and Alia Shahid (C ’20) were featured on the podcast The Farm Theater’s Bullpen Sessions.
Austin Huehn (C ’20) was hired to be the new assistant stage manager for “Stomp” off-Broadway in New York City. (Pictured to the left.)
Matthew Radspinner (C ’20) was featured in an article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) highlighting his position as director of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra.
Thomas L. Coffman (D ’47) died November 1, 2021.
Jean Caracofe Fitzgerald (D ’48) died September 8, 2017.
Dorothy Spencer (D ’49) died on December 8, 2020.
Wilton B. Thomas (D ’50) died September 30, 2021. He served the USAF as a United Methodist Chaplain.
Raeburn I. Judy (D ’51) died on October 15, 2019. He was a member of Dayton Church of the Brethren and served in Germany in the Air Force in the 1950s. He worked at Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, National Bank and the Virginia Employment Commission, where he retired after 31 years of service.
Mary Ann Rau Derrenbacker (D ’57) died April 17, 2016.
Nancy Huber Null (D ’59) died September 17, 2021. She worked as a licensed social worker at Grant County Nursing Home for 25 years.
Ada Wigent Dowdy (C ’66) died October 20, 2019. Her career included teaching music, piano, and various elementary grades over a span of 31 years. Additionally, she was a school administrator for 20 years.
Linda Shelburn (’66) died August 29, 2020.
Shirley Denton (HP ’72) died February 29, 2020.
Jack R. Raum (’77) died January 7, 2020.
Lorna Ballenger Houston (HP ’78) died October 6, 2018. She retired from Winchester Medical Center after a career in the operating room and endoscopy department.
Patricia Meehan (HP ’78) died August 24, 2016.
Davis G. Mowery (C ’78) died April 7, 2020. He was a band director for Randolf Henry High School and touched many lives through his teaching career.
Steven R. Muller (AS ’79, ’80, ’00) died October 13, 2018.
Donald W. Clendening (B ’80) died October 2, 2021. He was a lifetime member of The Independent Fire Company and served as president for 27 years. He served his community as a city council member, as a judge for the City of Charles Town and as the police commissioner. He served his country with the West Virginia Air National Guard.
Ingeborg Schneider (HP ’80) died on August 26, 2017.
Tracey Ann Abel (HP ’88) died on April 16, 2019.
Tracy Lee Miller (HP ’88) died on April 12, 2021.
Beverly Roberts (B ’90) died on May 19, 2019. She loved the Eastern Shore and cherished her time working for Shore Memorial Hospital. Roberts was a dedicated and compassionate nurse for more than 50 years.
Arthur J. Cullen (HP ’95) died on June 6, 2020.
Maryann Landmark (HP ’96) died on September 22, 2019. She worked as a registered nurse at Mission Hospitals, Asheville, North Carolina.
Robin Giles (AS ’98) died on July 17, 2017.
Melissa Magalis (AS ’03) died on November 16, 2018. A teacher and a writer, Missi contributed heavily to the Front Royal community.
Phyllis Tarr (HP ’04) died February 7, 2021. She worked her way up from nursing assistant to ultimately nurse practitioner. She worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife for 16 years.
Robert Alvin Davies (EL ’11) died March 1, 2019. He was the chair of the English Department at Randolph Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, where he taught English for 24 years. Literature, reading, classical music, the school and – most of all – his students, were his great passions.