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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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Alex Flanigan

Alumna’s Play Kicks Off New York Festival

The first moments of the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City will have a Shenandoah University presence, via “Singularity,” a short piece written by conservatory alumna Alex Flanigan ’16. Flanigan’s play, which kicks off the festival’s opening semifinal round on Aug. 8 at the East 13th St. Theater, is directed […]

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Alumni Successes

Cast of Royal Flush Curtain Call

Shenandoah Conservatory’s ‘Royal Flush’ is a Royal Win

Shenandoah Conservatory acting students took their senior showcase to New York for the first time ever, with two April performances at an Off-Broadway stage. The students have waited for this opportunity for four years, as they trained under the acting faculty at Shenandoah University. Senior acting students Tyler Clarke-Williams, Darcy Maxine Pierce, Tony Matteson Jr., Makayla […]

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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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