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Bachelor of Music in Composition

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Musicians Performing at Clinic

Being Well Together Spring 2021 Focus

Pictured above: Associate Professor of Violin Akemi Takayama, M.M., and Ashley Crawford ’23 (B.M. in Performance) presented a duo concert for community members who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center in January. Background Cognizant of the unique challenges that face Shenandoah Conservatory students, […]

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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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