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Theatre Students and Faculty Featured in Shenandoah’s Next Movie ‘GetAWAY’

Several Shenandoah Conservatory acting and musical theatre students (now alumni) and faculty are featured in Shenandoah University’s next movie, “GetAWAY.” A number of students also helped run sound and lighting and assisted with camera, script supervision and directing. The film stars Emma Norville ’19 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting), Danielle Carrozza ’19 (Bachelor of […]

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‘GetAWAY’ Screened at Prominent Virtual Festival

A horror film crafted in large part by Shenandoah University students through The Film Studio at Shenandoah was selected for Oklahoma’s largest film festival. The feature, “GetAWAY,” was screened at the deadCenter Film Festival, which was held virtually from June 11 through June 21. It’s the 20th anniversary of deadCenter, which Movie Maker magazine has […]

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Riley Thad Young Jimmy Awards

Young ’23 Featured in Jimmy Awards Alumni Video

Riley Thad Young ’23 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) was featured in a video celebrating the class of 2020 by the 2018 Jimmy Awards alumni. The video is a cover of “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman.” Young was one of the four finalists at the Jimmy Awards in New York City […]

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Shenandoah University Premieres Virtual Performance of ‘We Will Rise’

Shenandoah University has premiered “We Will Rise,” a virtual performance crafted to interpret the internationally acclaimed song “We Will Rise” composed by Stefan Youngblood ’85 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and 75 choir participants and seven soloists from around the world. The project was produced and music directed by Associate Professor of Voice and […]

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Lift Every Voice and Sing

Jones ’09 and Johns ’22 Featured in Virtual Performance of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ with Gateway Music Festival Orchestra

Trumpeter Courtney Jones ’09 (Master of Music in Performance) and percussionist Donnie Johns ’22 (Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance) were featured in “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a virtual video co-produced by Gateway Music Festival and WQXR-FM (New York). Jones and Johns are current musicians in the Gateways Music Festival orchestra and its members […]

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Ilana Atkins

Ilana Atkins ’11

Ilana Atkins ’11 (Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre Accompanying) is a New York-based conductor, music director, pianist, collaborator, vocal and audition coach, accompanist and teacher.

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