Vocal Ensembles

Conservatory Choir

With a reputation for excellence in vocal instruction dating back to 1875, Shenandoah Conservatory offers individual degree programs in performance, pedagogy, musical theatre, music education, music therapy, music production and recording technology, arts management, church music, and composition. Shenandoah is the school for the serious voice student seeking superior instruction with artist teachers in an ideal setting: a large conservatory within a small yet comprehensive university near one of the nation’s major cultural centers, Washington, D.C.

Voice students have many opportunities for study in established artistic traditions leading to careers in performance, teaching, arts management, and other fields requiring musical competence.

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Cantus Singers

Cantus Singers

Cantus Singers

Karen Keating, director Cantus Singers is a select choral organization that performs music written especially for treble voices. Appearing frequently on campus and in the area, the group sings a variety of the best repertoire available from the Middle Ages … Continue reading

Chamber Choir

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Chamber Choir

Robert Shafer, director The Shenandoah Conservatory Chamber Choir is comprised of the conservatory’s most outstanding singers. This elite group specializes in repertoire from the Renaissance and Contemporary periods and is critically acclaimed and widely in demand for the authenticity of … Continue reading

Conservatory Choir

Conservatory Choir

Conservatory Choir

Robert Shafer, director The Shenandoah Conservatory Choir is nationally renowned for its high standards of excellence. Most recently, the choir won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for its recording of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, which it recorded … Continue reading

Shenandoah Chorus

Shenandoah Chorus

Shenandoah Chorus

Karen Keating, directorShenandoah Chorus is a large mixed chorus which performs traditional and contemporary works. In 2004, the Shenandoah Chorus traveled to Roswell, N.M., to premiere Stephen Melillo’s Beyond Courage, a tribute to veterans of the Bataan Death March. In … Continue reading

Shenandoah Singers

Shenandoah Singers

Shenandoah Singers

Shenandoah Singers is a dynamic vocal group designed for students interested in studying repertoire drawn from the popular music tradition. This select ensemble of 8 to 12 singers performs an eclectic repertoire of a cappella jazz, pop, and world music. … Continue reading