Shenandoah Conservatory offers the following minors for all Shenandoah University students:
- Music Composition*
Acceptance into Shenandoah Conservatory minors must be approved by the Division/Department Chair, and some minors require an audition.
*The Music Composition minor is open to students pursuing degree programs in the conservatory.
Declaring A Minor
Shenandoah students work with their Academic Advisor to declare a minor. Academic Advisors will continue to work with students to ensure that they fulfill all of the requirements to complete the minor.
Incoming students should not indicate their intended minor on their Shenandoah application. Applications are for intended majors only.
Performance Opportunities & Ensembles
Shenandoah Conservatory produces more than 300 performances each year. Enroll in a dynamic curriculum and start preparing for a meaningful career in the arts. You will practice your craft in front of audiences and develop a plan for your professional launch into the industry that focuses on your personal desires and aspirations.
Embrace extensive performance opportunities with top-tier facilities from theatres, concert halls and dance studios. Unite with fellow artists and join an alumni family that takes center stage from Broadway to the concert halls of Europe.
Shenandoah Conservatory is home to more than 20 instrumental, vocal, and dance ensembles that present numerous performances every year. These performances take place throughout Shenandoah University’s vibrant campus on its various stages, including a concert hall, recital hall, proscenium stage, black box studio, outdoor amphitheater and more, to venues and performance spaces in the Northern Shenandoah Valley and around the world. Ensembles constantly engage with Shenandoah’s dynamic faculty and an array of distinguished guest artists through residencies, workshops and unique performance opportunities.
Music Minor Curriculum
Theatre Minor Curriculum
Dance Minor Curriculum
Music Composition Minor Curriculum
Shenandoah Conservatory’s newest minor is open to conservatory students who wish to build composition skills and enhance their creative music-making experience while pursuing other degree programs in the conservatory. It includes an introduction to compositional techniques and styles, applied lessons and composer forum, and the support courses essential to a student composer’s understanding of 21st-century live concert music creation.