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Little Big Band Zoltan

Little Big Band Releases ‘Zoltan’ Virtual Rehearsal Compilation

The 10-piece Little Big Band, under the direction of Auxiliary Adjunct Associate Professor of Jazz and Trumpet Craig Fraedrich, M.M., recently released its latest virtual rehearsal compilation, “Zoltan.” The video features Brett Orenstein ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Production & Recording Technology) on tenor sax, Quincy Harmon ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) […]

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Jazz Ensemble A Minor Matter

Jazz Ensemble Releases ‘A Minor Matter’ Virtual Rehearsal Compilation

The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Auxiliary Adjunct Associate Professor of Jazz and Trumpet Craig Fraedrich, M.M., recently released its fourth virtual rehearsal compilation, “A Minor Matter.” This recording featured Brett Orenstein ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Production & Recording Technology) on tenor sax, Mark Quarles ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Production […]

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Little Big Band

Little Big Band Releases ‘Beautiful Love’ Virtual Rehearsal Compilation

The 10-piece Little Big Band, under the direction of Auxiliary Adjunct Associate Professor of Jazz and Trumpet Craig Fraedrich, M.M., recently released its second virtual rehearsal compilation, “Beautiful Love” arranged by Michael Abene. The video features Adam Abrams ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies) on bass, Matt White ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Jazz […]

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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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