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Stephen Tobolowsky at Shenandoah University's Glaize Studio Theatre.

Famed Character Actor Visits Shenandoah

Legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky wrapped up a three-day visit to Winchester with an Oct. 8 question-and-answer session with Shenandoah University students in an appearance sponsored by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the College of Arts & Sciences’ film studies program and the Shenandoah Conservatory acting program. Tobolowsky, known for roles in films like “Groundhog Day,” […]

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New Conservatory Full-time Faculty

Shenandoah Conservatory Welcomes 10 New Full-time Faculty

Shenandoah Conservatory has appointed 10 new full-time faculty members for the 2018/19 academic year. “As our faculty search committees noted, all bring with them a passion for mentorship, an unwavering commitment to excellence, exceptional industry knowledge, and an embrace of innovation,” said Shenandoah Conservatory Dean and Professor of Music Michael Stepniak, Ed.D. “Put simply, they are […]

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“The Atmosphere of Hate: Experiencing a Civil Rights Era Sit-In”

Participants can immerse themselves in the “Atmosphere of Hate,” felt by African-Americans as they engaged in nonviolent protest to challenge segregation by sitting at a whites-only lunch counter in 1960. People can don virtual reality goggles to step into the “past” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the […]

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Alumni Successes

Galligan Stierle

Aaron Galligan-Stierle

Aaron Galligan-Stierle (BFA – Musical Theatre, 2002), actor & freelance director/audition coach; credits include The Phantom of the Opera and Ragtime on Broadway and four seasons at Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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J. Robert Spencer

J. Robert Spencer ’91, BFA in Musical Theatre, is a Tony Award nominated actor, independent film director, producer, and writer living in New York City. His numerous film, television and theatre credits include originating the role of Nick Massi in the Tony and Grammy Award Winning Broadway Musical Jersey Boys and the role of Dan Goodman […]

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Creative Energy

CREATIVE ENERGY Sparking Connections That Fuel the Future

On an overcast afternoon in August, a member of Shenandoah’s staff walked across Sarah’s Glen toward the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre. The air reverberated with the thrum of heavy equipment breaking rock at the construction site for the new Health & Life Sciences Building. The staff member paused, listening as the clanging noise of the construction equipment transformed […]

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