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Marika Bournaki and Cedric Hill

New Visiting Artists in Piano and Acting Join Shenandoah Conservatory’s Renowned Full-Time Faculty

Shenandoah Conservatory is excited to welcome two new visiting artists to its roster of faculty artists and educators. “I’m delighted to announce the hiring of these exceptional artists,” said Shenandoah Conservatory Dean and Professor of Music Michael Stepniak, Ed.D. “Both are wonderfully positioned to enrich student learning in these interim roles and we look forward […]

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Matt Oltman Summer Choral Program

Oltman and Voice Students Participate in Simpson College/CORO Summer Program

Founded in 2018 by Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Activities Matt Oltman, D.M.A., CORO Artistic Director Dr. Phil Moody and former Director of Choral Activities of Simpson College Dr. Tim McMillin, the Simpson College/CORO three-summer master’s program in choral conducting graduated its first cohort on Aug. 1. The summer program includes intensive […]

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Alumni Successes

Victoria Okafor

Okafor ’17 Wins 2nd Place in 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition

Soprano Victoria Okafor ’17 (Bachelor of Music in Performance) won second place in the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition. The competition, a program of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, was held in New York City and the final round featured 15 competing artists who emerged from a pool of 500 contestants from around the world. […]

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Alexis Pinero-Benson

Pinero-Benson ’05, ’12 Receives Individual Award of Excellence from ASCA

Alexis Pinero-Benson ’05, ’12 (Bachelor of Music in Performance, Master of Music in Performance) was honored as the recipient of the Individual Award of Excellence from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). He is the 11th recipient of this peer-nominated national honor. The award seeks to “recognize a professional who has made significant contributions […]

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Nathanial Gumbs

Gumbs ’09 Performs on LA Phil Series in May 2022

Organist Nathaniel Gumbs ’09 (Bachelor of Music in Performance) will perform “Hold On, We Shall Overcome!” with the LA Phil on Sunday, May 29, 2022. His program reimagines traditional hymns, spirituals, and concert music with 21st-century perspective, and features works by Hollins, Wagner, Karg-Elert, Price, Brown and an array of traditional tunes. Gumbs currently serves […]

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