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Bachelor of Music in Performance

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Bohème in the Heights

‘Bohème in the Heights’ Featuring Conservatory Choirs Released

Washington, D.C.-based opera company IN Series released the digital version of “Bohème in the Heights,” a ground-breaking reimagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” featuring the Conservatory Choir, Cantus Singers and Shenandoah Voices, last month. Members of the Conservatory Choir sing throughout all of act two which runs from 31:20-49:00. Cantus Singers and Shenandoah Voices join in […]

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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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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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