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The Classroom Experience During COVID-19

When Shenandoah University went all-online in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dance major Erisa Sloan ’21 attended class through Zoom and used her bedroom dresser to assist in her moves. Now she’s back in class on Shenandoah’s main campus; she wears a mask during routines, her classes are split into two sections, and while […]

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ShenCo Rising

ShenCo Rising: COVID-19 Reopening Plan

In addition to following Virginia and CDC guidelines, Shenandoah Conservatory continues to carefully review the most recent research and findings from industry-specific associations, in order to plan for a safe reopening in the fall. Each of our performance divisions (music, theatre and dance) have unique considerations regarding how safety measures may impact classes, rehearsals, applied […]

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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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