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Amy Hernandez Presents at VMEA

Hernandez ’23 Presents on Marching Technique at VMEA Conference

Amy Hernandez ’23 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) presented “It’s a Choice: A Band Director’s Guide to Visual Technique” at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Professional Development Conference in Richmond, Virginia, this month. Her session was selected by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association (VBODA) for the conference and outlined the fundamental […]

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Shenandoah Conservatory at VMEA

Shenandoah Conservatory Attends 2022 VMEA Conference

Students, faculty and alumni from Shenandoah Conservatory’s music education department attended the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) conference in Richmond, Virginia, from Nov. 17, through Nov. 19. Sixty-three undergraduate students represented the conservatory at the event. Director of Jazz Studies and Trombone Artist-in-Residence Matthew Niess, D.M.A., and the Studio Big Band performed in a featured […]

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Alumni Successes

2022 Conservatory Alumni Honored at Homecoming

Three Conservatory Alumni Honored as 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Three Shenandoah Conservatory alumni were selected as 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Young Career Achievement: Desirèe Dabney ’14 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting) Hornet Hero Award: Maura Sherlach Schwartz ’06 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) Lifetime Achievement: Thomas Wilkins ’78 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) They joined Tavan Mair ’04 (Bachelor […]

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