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Perform at the highest professional level.

Conducting is a highly competitive career field that promises both reward and satisfaction to those exceptional students with ample amounts of both talent and perseverance. Shenandoah’s conducting program is designed to develop conducting, analysis and interpretive skills. 


Jan Wagner

Associate Professor of Music (Orchestras)
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Tim Robblee

Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music (conducting)
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Scott Nelson

Professor of Music (Trumpet,Conducting, Bands)
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Scrutinizing ‘Quality’ – Obama Administration Proposes New College Ratings System

In his 2014 State of the Union Address in January, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his intention to hold U.S. colleges and universities accountable for quality and affordability. As a result, higher education institutions can expect more media dialogue and governmental… Read More

GCP Photo12-2013

Shenandoah University celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its Global Citizenship Project (GCP)

Shenandoah University’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) was conceived 10 years ago when the estate of Dr. Nancy Larrick Crosby, a former trustee and friend of the university, made a generous contribution to Shenandoah to use to further its mission in a meaningful… Read More

Alumni Successes

Danielle Beveridge Spriggs

Alumna and Students Attend Sold Out Performance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

After performing “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, (from left to right) graduate student Emily Klug; alumna Danielle Beveridge Spriggs ’03, ’05; and undergraduate student Cody Payne posed for a photo… Read More