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Jazz Ensemble Virtual Rehearsal

Jazz Ensemble Releases “BugaBlue” Compilation

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Auxiliary Adjunct Associate Professor of Jazz and Trumpet Craig Fraedrich, M.M., recently presented its second virtual compilation, “BugaBlue.” Students submit recordings of their individual parts which are compiled into a first take. The recording is then sent back to them for their evaluation and the opportunity to re-record […]

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Spring 2020 Jazz Seminars

Spring 2020 Jazz Seminar Series

The jazz studies program announces the spring 2020 Jazz Seminar Series. These sessions are held at 3 p.m. on Fridays in Armstrong Hall, Room 39. These events are free and open to the public; however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to current Shenandoah Conservatory students. February 21 […]

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Shenandoah Conservatory Programs

Undergraduate Curricula Boldly Reimagined at Shenandoah Conservatory

After an intensive two-year process of analysis and review, Shenandoah Conservatory announces newly redesigned undergraduate curricula across all 17 undergraduate degrees in music, theatre and dance. The redesigned programs combine top-level industry preparation with increased focus on collaboration, entrepreneurship and student well-being. “Shenandoah Conservatory faculty have revised programs to offer our students enhanced rigorous training […]

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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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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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