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Bachelor of Music in Composition

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ShenCo Rising

ShenCo Rising: COVID-19 Reopening Plan

In addition to following Virginia and CDC guidelines, Shenandoah Conservatory continues to carefully review the most recent research and findings from industry-specific associations, in order to plan for a safe reopening in the fall. Each of our performance divisions (music, theatre and dance) have unique considerations regarding how safety measures may impact classes, rehearsals, applied […]

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Shenandoah Conservatory Programs

Undergraduate Curricula Boldly Reimagined at Shenandoah Conservatory

After an intensive two-year process of analysis and review, Shenandoah Conservatory announces newly redesigned undergraduate curricula across all 17 undergraduate degrees in music, theatre and dance. The redesigned programs combine top-level industry preparation with increased focus on collaboration, entrepreneurship and student well-being. “Shenandoah Conservatory faculty have revised programs to offer our students enhanced rigorous training […]

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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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