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Jazz GEL Trip New Orleans

Jazz Students Explore New Orleans for GEL Trip

Six conservatory students traveled to New Orleans in January for a Global Experiential Learning (GEL) trip led by Auxiliary Adjunct Associate Professor of Jazz and Trumpet Craig Fraedrich, M.M., and Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Robert Larson ’08, D.M.A. The trip was focused around attendance […]

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Essentially Ellington

Shenandoah Conservatory Hosts The Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival in Partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Shenandoah Conservatory is hosting the esteemed Essentially Ellington Regional High School Jazz Band Festival in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) on Saturday, Jan. 18, in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the main campus of Shenandoah University. The daylong festival features two opportunities for the public to attend free performances: “A Special Tribute Performance: Smithsonian Jazz […]

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Robert Larson

Article on Popular Music in Higher Education Published by CMS

“Popular Music in Higher Education: Finding the Balance,” an article by Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano, Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Robert Larson ’08, D.M.A., was published by the College Music Society (CMS). The article explores the incorporation of popular music within the higher education community as it continues to […]

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Alumni Successes

Daniel "D.K." Kelly '18 sitting in front of drum kit.

Conservatory Alumnus Wins Drum Mastery Contest

When Daniel “D.K.” Kelly II ’18 began his studies at Shenandoah Conservatory, he arrived as a musician steeped in gospel and marching band traditions. But after four years in the jazz studies program, the drummer emerged as a musician who, just a year after graduation, has been selected as the grand prize winner in the […]

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Jazzathon

26th Annual Jazzathon And John Kirby Day Celebration

Winchester, Virginia – Shenandoah Conservatory, the NAACP of Winchester and Old Town Winchester partnered this year to combine the John Kirby Day Celebration with the 27th Annual Jazzathon on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. This year’s event honors the contributions of Winchester-born jazz musician John Kirby. “The […]

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Carpenter family of Shenandoah University alumni for summer 2016 Shenandoah magazine

Carpenter Family Anchored to Shenandoah

What do a musician, nurse, basketball player and scientist have in common? More than you might think, when they’re all members of the Carpenter family, which wouldn’t even exist without Shenandoah University. Read more about them in the summer 2016 issue of Shenandoah magazine.

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