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Erwan Noblet

Music Education Students Embark on GEL Trip to France with Noblet ’19

The Shenandoah Conservatory Music Education program will travel to Nantes, France, for its first ever Global Experiential Learning (GEL) trip experience from May 28, through June 4, 2023, to develop improvisational singing skills and community singing. Free improvisational singing, or circle singing, creates a rich texture of vocal sounds and can be done with little […]

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Ada Rexrode and Sarah Gorman

Rexrode ’23 and Gorman ’23 Awarded $5,000 Strong Scholarships

Ada Rexrode ’23 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and Sarah Gorman ’23 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) 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. Rexrode is student teaching at Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Virginia, […]

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Maximiliano Fernández Escalona at VMEA

Escalona ’26 Selected to Premiere Choral Work at 2022 VMEA Conference

Maximiliano Fernández Escalona ’26 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) was selected to premiere his piece “What Would I Give?” as part of the Composition Festival at the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) 2022 Professional Development Conference. The performance was his collegiate conducting debut and the piece was performed with fellow music education students Sarah […]

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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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