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Music Performance

Bring your passion for performance to our stage.

Music Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory provides talented and creative pre-professional artists with opportunities to develop performance skills to a very high level. Performance opportunities include membership in choral ensembles, opera, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble and various small chamber ensembles. Students benefit from study with artist teachers in all performance areas.


Julian Gray

Professor of Music, Director of Guitar Studies
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Clyde Thomas Shaw

Professor of Music, Cello and Chamber Music Studies
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Elizabeth Temple

Professor of Music (Piano)
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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

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Making a Joyful Noise: Alumnus Bridges Faith and Music in Ministry

James O’Reilly ’13 is a gifted saxophone player with a lifelong passion for music. Raised as a Catholic, he also shared a deep love for the Lord. Many thought he’d pursue a music career, and Shenandoah University — with its nationally… Read More

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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