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Film Project ‘Sides’ Celebrates Interdepartmental Collaboration

Shot on the Shenandoah University campus during the 2023 J Term semester, “Sides” represents an interdepartmental conservatory collaboration between acting, musical theatre, theater design and production, and music production and recording technology, as well as the university’s College of Arts & Sciences’ film department. The feature-length coming-of-age story was directed by Visiting Associate Professor of […]

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Acting, TDP and Film Students Attend Chesapeake Film Festival

Acting, TDP and Film Students Attend Chesapeake Film Festival

Senior acting majors, along with a few students in the theatre design & production program and film department, attended the Chesapeake Film Festival from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 2 in Easton, Maryland. This event was the first entry into the world of film festivals for most, if not all, participants. “Our students were […]

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Alumni Successes

2022 Conservatory Alumni Honored at Homecoming

Three Conservatory Alumni Honored as 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Three Shenandoah Conservatory alumni were selected as 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Young Career Achievement: Desirèe Dabney ’14 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) Hornet Hero Award: Maura Sherlach Schwartz ’06 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) Lifetime Achievement: Thomas Wilkins ’78 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) They joined Tavan Mair ’04 (Bachelor […]

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Jenna Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck ’11 Live Announces Forbes Under 30 Summit

Jenna Pinchbeck ’11 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) is a voice actor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, specializing in commercial, animation, voice of god (VOG), corporate and eLearning projects. She has lent her voice to projects for clients such as Forbes, Anastasia Beverly Hills, T-Mobile, Corona, Apple, Wells Fargo and more. Pinchbeck live announced the […]

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Shenandoah Conservatory alum Amy Kole '15, who is an experiential storyteller and themed entertainment writer.

Telling An Unexpected Story

A Shenandoah Conservatory education can help students discover fulfilling career paths that didn’t seem obvious as their studies began.  Case in point: Amy Kole ’15. Kole, who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, has forged a career as an experiential storyteller and themed entertainment writer.  But what’s that, you ask?  “Experiential storytellers create […]

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