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Shenandoah University

Shenandoah Conservatory

Winchester, VA

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Overview

Shenandoah University / Shenandoah Conservatory is located in Winchester, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
(Certificate)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Music Education (MME)
Master of Music Therapy (MMT)
(Artist Diploma) Music

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 9
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam music theory diagnostic exam
Comp Exam Required
Minimum GPA of 3.0, internship (MS), recital (MM), research teaching project or thesis (MME), project (MA)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam music theory diagnostic exam; music history diagnostic exam; vocal diction proficiency exam
Comp Exam Required
Minimum GPA of 3.0, dissertation or teaching project, recital
Other Advanced Degrees Minimum GPA of 3.0, research project, recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

74
Applied
56
Accepted
34
Enrolled
76%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam Music theory diagnostic exam
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum of GPA of 2.5, performance audition, writing sample, resume, all academic transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam Music theory diagnostic exam; music history diagnostic exam; vocal diction proficiency exam
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.25, performance audition, 2 letters of recommendation, writing sample, resume, all academic transcripts
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree; minimum GPA of 2.5; performance audition (for Artist Diploma)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$22,890
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

132
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.06%
Black or African American 5.3%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.52%
Unknown 5.3%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Faculty

119
Total faculty
Full-time - 61
Part-time - 58
Male (67)
Female (52)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Voice science and vocal pedagogy, medieval drama, music therapy, body movement and dance aesthetics, Brahms, elementary school, music theory pedgagogy, jazz music theory aesthetics, K-12 music curriculum development, music teacher identity development, music experience and learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA  22601-5195
United States
Contact Dr. Michael J. Stepniak
Dean
Email: mstepnia@su.edu
Phone: 540-542-6201
Fax: 540-665-5402

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