June 15–20, 2020
The Stokes Intensive Session at Shenandoah Conservatory is designed for serious students from high school/college age to young professional. This session is limited to 5 participants.
June 19–20, 2020
The 2-day Bass Coalition Summer Workshop is open to bassists of all levels and ages and incorporates large and small ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons and sessions in classical, jazz, early music and avant garde music.
July 5–12, 2020
Beethoven Bootcamp is a one-week summer intensive that challenges students to dig deep within themselves to explore the artistry of Beethoven’s music and further refine their technique. Piano students from around the world are invited to apply to study with internationally celebrated Irish pianist John O’Conor who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading Beethoven interpreters.
Bocal Majority & Operation O.B.O.E. Double Reed Camp
July 20–25, 2020
Shenandoah Conservatory proudly hosts the Mid-Atlantic’s premier summer double reed experience. With both full-camp and day-camp options, Bocal Majority & Operation O.B.O.E. Double Reed Camp brings students of all levels together with local teachers, college professors and professional performers to pursue the next steps in musicianship and artistry. Camp sessions include reed making, masterclasses, special topics courses and daily concerts.
Church Music Institute
Week 1: June 14–19, 2020 | Week 2: June 21–26, 2020
Shenandoah Conservatory’s Church Music Institute (CMI) is held for two weeks each summer as part of a three-year cycle developing skills and knowledge required of church musicians. This summer we will explore in classes and workshops the diversity of the Church’s Song, from ancient Psalms and early Christian liturgies to classic and folk-based hymnody to music of the present day here and around the world. Plan now to join us for two memorable and inspirational weeks in the Shenandoah Valley!
CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
July 11–19, 2020
Shenandoah University’s Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Vocal Pedagogy Institute was created to meet the demand for training grounded in voice science, voice medicine, and tested methods of contemporary commercial music (CCM) vocal pedagogy. We continue to be the first and only institution to include courses in CCM vocal pedagogy for academic credit in a graduate degree program. The best and the brightest voice professionals from all vocal disciplines worldwide, have been drawn to the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute for the past seven summers and have high praise for its worthiness.
Instrumental Conducting Symposium
June 21–24, 2020
All Instrumental Conducting Symposium participants conduct both chamber and full ensemble repertoire. The daily conducting session consists of hands-on feedback from the clinicians as well as video review feedback. The week is designed to further develop your conducting skills as well as add new thoughts and techniques to your everyday work. Participants and observers take part in clinics on a wide range of topics, including discussions on score study, rehearsal techniques (including observations), wind literature, working with composers, effective teaching methods from the podium, and many others.
Professional Development for Music Educators
Shenandoah Conservatory offers summer programs in the field of music teaching and learning. Teaching artists provide focused, individualized attention as you continue your professional development.
National Jazz Workshop
July 12–17, 2020
The National Jazz Workshop (NJW) sets a new standard of excellence for students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. Held on the campus of Shenandoah University, NJW offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental masterclasses. This workshop is inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model, first held in 1959 at Indiana University, where, as Kenton would say, students would “take a bath in jazz.”
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre
June 25 – August 2, 2020
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) was founded by its Producing Artistic Director, Harold Herman. He wanted to provide affordable family entertainment in the community of Winchester/Frederick County as well as give Shenandoah musical theatre students more opportunities to perform, before venturing out to pursue their own careers. SSMT produces three Broadway musicals each summer in the beautiful 630-seat Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. More than 10 performances are given of each musical over a two-week period drawing audiences from a 150-mile radius with groups traveling in from as far away as Ohio, North Carolina and more.