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Conservatory Performs 2021/22 Season Announcement

Live Music, Theatre and Dance Returns!

After more than a year of online performances, Shenandoah Conservatory announces the return of live, in-person music, theatre and dance to its academic season. The Conservatory Performs 2021/22 season features dozens of opportunities to witness and experience the arts, including a rich variety of performances by students, faculty and internationally renowned guest artists. The season […]

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2021/22 New Conservatory Faculty

Five New Artist Educators Join Shenandoah Conservatory’s Renowned Faculty

Shenandoah Conservatory is thrilled to introduce a new cohort of exceptional artists and educators to its students and community. (Two of the conservatory’s seven searches have yet to be completed.) “I’m grateful to the search committees for these exhaustive and national searches,” said Shenandoah Conservatory Dean and Professor of Music Michael Stepniak, Ed.D. “Each one […]

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Patrick Brady

Brady Named Harold Herman Chair in Musical Theatre

Associate Professor of Theatre and Music Director Patrick Brady has been named the Harold Herman Chair in Musical Theatre. The endowed chair provides Brady with additional financial support for related teaching and scholarship opportunities. “With the enthusiastic support from program director Kevin Covert, it was a delight — and a no-brainer — to assign this […]

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Alumni Successes

Drew Elhamalawy

Elhamalawy ’21 Featured in Q&A Article by Broadway World

Drew Elhamalawy ’21 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) was featured in a Q&A article published by Broadway World with other “Sticks & Stones” cast members which shares responses from cast members on first stage kisses, favorite Broadway love songs, favorite musicals and more. Earlier this year, Elhamalawy and Kelsey Marshall ’24 (Bachelor of […]

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J. Robert Spencer

Spencer ’91 Performs Virtually for Homecoming 2020

The Shenandoah Alumni Association and Shenandoah Conservatory are hosting a live performance by alumnus J. Robert “Bobby” Spencer ’91 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) at 7 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Oct. 15, as part of Shenandoah University’s 2020 Virtual Homecoming. Spencer is the 2009 recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from […]

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Emily Rafala TV Debut

Rafala ’17, ’18 Makes TV Debut in CW’s ‘Katy Keene’

Emily Rafala ’17, ’18 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management) made her television debut in “Katy Keene” as Trula Twyst on April 16. Her debut was in Episode 9: “Chapter Nine: Wishin’ and a Hopin’” of this “Riverdale” spinoff. Visit IMDB to view her profile […]

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