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Conservatory Performs 2023/24 Season Announcement

Shenandoah Conservatory Announces 2023/24 Season

Shenandoah Conservatory announces its 2023/24 season of live music, theatre and dance. The Conservatory Performs season features dozens of opportunities to witness and experience the arts, including a rich variety of performances by students, faculty and internationally renowned guest artists. The season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, with the Inside/Out: Arts Open House, which […]

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Tristan Blankenship

Tristan Blankenship Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education

Shenandoah Conservatory announces the appointment of Tristan Blankenship, M.M.E., as visiting assistant professor of music education beginning August 2023. Blankenship succeeds Chair of Conservatory Academics Division and Professor of Music Education David S. Zerull, Ph.D., who retired at the end of the 2022/23 academic year after 33 years of service at Shenandoah. “I am looking […]

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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

Don Krudop, Margaret Gonzalez and Thomas Sweitzer

Three Conservatory Alumni Honored as 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Three Shenandoah Conservatory alumni were selected as 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Lifetime Achievement Award: Don Krudop ’75, ’92, ’03 (Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music in Conducting, Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education) Service to the Community: Margaret Gonzalez ’12 (Bachelor of Music in Performance) Hornet Hero Award: Thomas Sweitzer ’95, ’11 […]

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Alice Hammel

Hammel ’87, ’99 Recognized as Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME

Alice M. Hammel ’87, ’99 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education) will be recognized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as a Lowell Mason Fellow. This distinction is considered by NAfME to be an important honor, designed for music educators, music education advocates, political leaders, industry […]

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