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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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Fall 2019 Jazz Seminars

Jazz Studies Announces Fall 2019 Seminar Series

The Jazz Studies department announces the fall 2019 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. September 6 […]

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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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