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Bachelor of Music in Composition

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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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So Percussion

Sō Percussion Begins Digital Residency

Sō Percussion kicked off its digital residency week with an exclusive free livestream performance on Shenandoah Conservatory’s Facebook page and Shenandoah University’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, April 27. The performance featured works and personal introductions by an impressive lineup of composers, including Viet Cuong, Angelica Negron, Caroline Shaw, Susan Marshall, Darian Thomas and Vijay Iyer. […]

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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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