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Bachelor of Music in Composition

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Fotina Naumenko and Jonathan Newman

Naumenko Premieres New Work by Newman at Bright Box

Assistant Professor of Voice (Soprano) Fotina Naumenko, D.M.A., will premiere “Bespoke Songs,” a new work written for her by Director of Composition, Coordinator of New Music and Associate Professor of Composition Jonathan Newman, M.M., at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at the Bright Box Theater in Old Town Winchester during the ‘Love Surrounded’ performance […]

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Contemporary Music

Shenandoah Conservatory Launches New Undergraduate Program in Contemporary Musicianship and Entrepreneur Development

Shenandoah Conservatory will launch the Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship & Entrepreneur Development (CMED) program in fall 2022, under the leadership of Director and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music Rod Vester, Ph.D. Students in this new program will move beyond the standard emphasis in contemporary/commercial music and develop the technological, business, marketing, entrepreneurial and […]

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Alumni Successes

Joel Puckett

Puckett’s ’99 ‘The Fix’ Premieres with Minnesota Opera

Joel Puckett ’99 (Bachelor of Music in Composition) was commissioned by the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative to write a full-length opera for its 2018/19 season. The opera premiered this month. “The Fix” is based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, […]

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Zarou

Richard Zarou

Richard Zarou ’03, a native of Centreville, Virginia, is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. His education includes Doctoral and Master’s degrees in composition from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree in composition from Shenandoah University. His primary composition teachers include Mark Wingate, Ladislav Kubik, Clifton Callender, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, William Averitt & […]

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