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Conservatory Performs 2022/23 Season Announcement

Shenandoah Conservatory Announces 2022/23 Season

Shenandoah Conservatory announces its 2022/23 season of live music, theatre and dance. The Conservatory Performs 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 kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, with a performance by the Grammy Award-winning […]

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Caroline Shaw

Composer Caroline Shaw in Residence at Shenandoah Conservatory

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw was featured as the 2021/22 Pulitzer Prize Composer series featured artist. She participated in a brief residency at the conservatory from Monday, April 11, through Wednesday, April 13. During her visit, Shaw worked with students in rehearsals with the Wind Ensemble, percussion studio, Conservatory Choir and more. She also participated […]

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Chance Morris

Sound Installation by Morris ’24 Opens at MSV

“Surroundings: A Catalog of Aspects for Digital Choir,” an outdoor sound installation created by Chance Morris ’24 (Bachelor of Music in Composition), opened on Friday, April 22, at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV). The project exists at the intersection between the natural world and the spoken word, and includes voice recordings from conservatory […]

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Gregory Brown

Artist Representative Gregory Brown ’12 Speaks with Conservatory Students

Director of Pink Noise Agency and artist representative for the award-winning Aizuri Quartet Gregory Brown ’12 (Bachelor of Music in Composition) will speak to students at Shenandoah Conservatory at noon on Monday, Oct. 10, in Ruebush Hall, Room 148. His conversation will explore the artists he represents, their cutting-edge work and how audiences engage with […]

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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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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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