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Stephanie Standerfer

Line By Line

Director of Music Education and Professor of Music Education Stephanie Standerfer, Ph.D. has written a new book, “Line by Line: A Progressive Staff Method for Elementary Music Literacy,” which was released on Sept. 20, by Oxford University Press. The book is for general music teachers who instruct children of elementary age. Traditional music instruction teaches […]

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Instrumental Field Experience Students

Music Education Students Visit Instrument Repair Facility

Music education majors in the Instrumental Field Experience class took a road trip to Mizell Music in Hagerstown, Maryland, on Friday, May 10, to experience the workings of a full-service repair facility, including how a complete overhaul of lacquered instruments proceeds from start to finish. Pictured from left to right: Sam Durgin ’20, McKenzie Garrett […]

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Nick Jackson

Jackson ’19 Awarded Strong Scholarship

Music education major Nick Jackson ’19 was awarded one of the two $5,000 scholarship awards from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation to defray costs during his student teaching in the spring semester. He will teach instrumental music at Cooper Middle School and Langley High School in Fairfax County. Visit hattie.org/our-programs/scholarship-program/ to learn more.

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Alumni Successes

2019 VMEA Conference

Shenandoah Students, Faculty and Alumni Well Represented at 2019 VMEA State Conference

Sixty-eight Shenandoah Conservatory music education majors traveled to the 2019 Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) state conference at the Homestead from Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23. These students provided support for the conference, including registration and guiding services for school ensembles. The Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Director of Orchestral Studies, Conductor […]

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Kyle Masson

Masson ’12 Studies Early Opera in Venice

Kyle Masson ’12 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) traveled to Italy to study a 300-year-old opera manuscript score by Antonio Cesti at the Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi in Venice. He is currently studying early opera and pursuing a Ph.D. in music at Princeton University. Visit www.princeton.edu/news/2019/08/01/research-spotlight-kyle-masson-bringing-early-opera-life to learn more and watch the video.

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