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Karina Starling and Heather Jones

Starling ’22 and Jones ’22 Awarded $5,000 Strong Scholarships

Karina Starling ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and Heather Jones ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Psychology) were both awarded a $5,000 scholarship award from the Hattie M. Strong Foundation (HMSF) to defray costs during student teaching in the spring semester. Starling is student teaching with orchestra educators […]

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Contemporary Music

Shenandoah Conservatory Launches New Undergraduate Program in Contemporary Musicianship and Entrepreneur Development

Shenandoah Conservatory will launch the Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship & Entrepreneur Development (CMED) program in fall 2022, under the leadership of Director and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Music Rod Vester, Ph.D. Students in this new program will move beyond the standard emphasis in contemporary/commercial music and develop the technological, business, marketing, entrepreneurial and […]

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Music Education at 2021 VMEA

Music Education Students and Faculty Attend and Support 2021 VMEA Conference

Shenandoah Conservatory sent 58 undergraduate music education students to attend and assist with the annual Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) conference in Norfolk, Virginia, from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 20. Bailey Kinsella ’23 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) was re-elected as state collegiate president and Ada Rexrode ’23 (Bachelor of Music in […]

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Alumni Successes

Annie Griggs

Griggs ’19 Named Fulbright Scholar

Annie Griggs ’19 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) was named a Fulbright Scholar for the 2022/23 academic year after applying through the English Teaching Assistant program. She applied for a grant to teach and complete supplementary studies on comparative education policy reform in North Macedonia. If accepted, the scholarship allows her to live in […]

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Thomas Wilkins

Wilkins ’78 Featured in Biographical Documentary Series

Thomas Wilkins ’78 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) was featured in “Beyond the Baton: A Conductor’s Journey,” a biographical documentary series produced by Nebraska Public Media. It was released in November 2021, as a resource for music educators. Wilkins currently serves as the music director laureate of the Omaha Symphony. Visit nebraskapublicmedia.org to learn […]

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