Online Program: July 26–27, 2021
The Bass Coalition’s mission is to foster bass education and “bass up front” performances and inspire bassists of all ages.
For over a decade, the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop has brought bassists of all ages and backgrounds together to learn, share, and hone their craft. From classical to jazz and avant-garde to alternative, we grow together to help you make better music.
Bocal Majority & Operation O.B.O.E. Double Reed Camp
July 13–16, 2021
Shenandoah Conservatory proudly hosts the Mid-Atlantic’s premier summer double reed experience. 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
ONLINE PROGRAM: June 20–24, 2021
The 2021 Church Music Institute will be held online and feature five evening sessions on special topics with guest presenters. Each session will be interactive with opportunities to ask questions of the presenter and to share tips with other participants.
CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute
Online Program: July 2–23, 2021
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.
Instrumental Conducting Symposium
June 27–30, 2021
All participants conduct both chamber and full ensemble repertoire. Daily conducting sessions consist of hands-on feedback from 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 will 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 19–23, 2021
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. 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.”
National Wind & Percussion Workshop
CANCELLED: Summer 2021
The National Wind & Percussion Workshop has been cancelled for Summer 2021.
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre
July 1 – August 1, 2021
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) returns with its 2021 title Grease! This summer’s production is presented to a socially distanced audience in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre, Shenandoah’s premier proscenium venue.