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Jazz Studies


2018 National Jazz Workshop

National Jazz Workshop Celebrates Successful 10th Anniversary Event

Shenandoah Conservatory hosted the 10th annual National Jazz Workshop from July 15, through July 20. Directed by Adjunct Associate Professor of Classical and Jazz Trombone Matt Niess, D.M.A., and hosted by Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Bob Larson ’08, D.M.A., the workshop featured guest artists, masterclasses, clinics and performances […]

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Really feeling it at the National Jazz Workshop

Shenandoah University to Host Ninth Annual National Jazz Workshop

Shenandoah University will host its ninth annual National Jazz Workshop (NJW) from Sunday, July 9, through Friday, July 14. The six-day intensive program features nearly 100 participants from across the United States ranging in age from rising high school freshmen to adults. NJW offers a fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big […]

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Mark G. Meadows

Mark G. Meadows Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jazz

Shenandoah Conservatory has appointed Mark G. Meadows, G.P.D., as adjunct assistant professor of jazz beginning August 2017. Meadows will serve as the sabbatical replacement for Harrison Endowed Chair in Piano and Associate Professor of Jazz Piano Robert Larson ’08, D.M.A., teaching jazz piano majors and jazz repertoire and collaborating with Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and staff. […]

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Alumni Successes


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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Corcoran Holt

Corcoran Holt ’04, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, is a jazz bass artist & teacher. He was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Bass Competition and has performed live at Lincoln Center and at music festivals around the globe.

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