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Jazz Studies

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Conservatory Performs 2021/22 Season Announcement

Live Music, Theatre and Dance Returns!

After more than a year of online performances, Shenandoah Conservatory announces the return of live, in-person music, theatre and dance to its academic season. The Conservatory Performs 2021/22 season features dozens of opportunities to witness and experience the arts, including a rich variety of performances by students, faculty and internationally renowned guest artists. The season […]

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2021/22 New Conservatory Faculty

Five New Artist Educators Join Shenandoah Conservatory’s Renowned Faculty

Shenandoah Conservatory is thrilled to introduce a new cohort of exceptional artists and educators to its students and community. (Two of the conservatory’s seven searches have yet to be completed.) “I’m grateful to the search committees for these exhaustive and national searches,” said Shenandoah Conservatory Dean and Professor of Music Michael Stepniak, Ed.D. “Each one […]

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Tommy Poole

Jazz Studies Explores Metric Modulations with Poole

The jazz studies program hosted saxophonist Thomas “Tommy” Poole during its virtual jazz forum session on March 8, which explored metric modulations in jazz improvisation. Over the last three decades, metric modulations have become much more prominent in recorded jazz. Artists such as Chris Potter, Ari Hoenig, Jerry Bergonzi, Jean-Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner, and countless […]

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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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