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Gems of the German Romantic Opera—Shepherd Music Salon Series
Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Internationally renowned soprano Jennifer Wilson joins Shepherd faculty Dr. Bobb Robinson, accompanied by pianist Steven Gathman, to perform duets and arias from German Romantic opera. The program includes works of Beethoven, Wagner, and Richard Strauss. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The U.S. Army Blues, part of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” is the premier jazz ensemble of the US Army. After informal beginnings in 1970, this 18-piece ensemble became an official element of the Army Band in 1972. Frank Arts Center Theater. Free and open to the public.

The Divine Comedy—Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
A pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Shepherd University Wind Ensemble performs a varety of works for featuring: Alex Shapiro, Percy Grainger, James Reese Europe, Carter Pann and “The Divine Comedy” by Robert W. Smith – a four-movement work based on Dante Alighieri’s literary classic. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets.

Tula Ruggiero, harp, and Ray Irving, bass—Shepherd Music Salon Series
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Join harp faculty Dr. Tula Ruggiero and bassist Ray Irving for an eclectic program of works for harp and bass. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Simple Gifts—Symphonic Band Concert
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
A pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m.
The Shepherd Symphonic Band performs band songs and dances from the concert band literature by Frank Ticheli, Shelley Hanson, Larry Daehn, Clare Grundeman, John Philip Sousa, Hugh Stuart, and Aaron Copland. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets.

Emily McMoran, Composition recital
Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
McCoy Rehearsal Hall. Free and open to the public.

Alexander Strain, Voice recital
Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Spring Choral Concert
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
The Chamber Singers and Camerata present a spring concert.
Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets.

Musical Showcase for Scholarships
Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The program will highlight the exceptional faculty, students, and alumni from the School of Music, all in efforts to raise much-needed scholarship funds. Frank Arts Center Theater.
For more information visit https://www.shepherd.edu/music/musicshowcase.

Composition Recital
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear the work of distinguished young composers as they present their vision of tomorrow’s music.. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Relative Time—Liao, Austin-Stone and Peréz-Mejía—Shepherd Music Salon Series
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Join Shepherd faculty—violinist Heather Austin-Stone, cellist Camilo Peréz-Mejía, and pianist Yu-Hsuan Liao—for an exploration of intriguing piano trio repertoire that expresses our sense of time; how a season, a day or just a morning can last both an instant and a lifetime. The program includes works by Lili Boulanger, Astor Piazzola and Germaine Tailleferre. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Piano Ensemble and Studio Recital
Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd piano studio presents a lovely evening filled with piano ensemble selections ranging from the salon charm of French composer Cécile Chaminade to early 20th century American composer Henry Gilbert’s “American Dances” revolving around African American folklore.W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Call of the Wild—Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
A pre-concert lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Shepherd University Wind Ensemble performs a variety of works for featuring: Cait Nishimura, Samuel Hazo, Johan de Meij and “Candide Suite” by Leonard Bernstein – a six-movement work from the musical based on Voltaire’s literary satire based on blind optimism. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets.

Savannah Williams, Piano recital
Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Joseph Rupert, Trumpet recital
Sunday, April 16 at 5 p.m.
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Small Ensembles Recital
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear the best of Shepherd’s small ensembles. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Jazz at Shepherd—Jazz-n-Java
Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Come out for a concert in a makeshift coffee house with an evening of hot coffee and even hotter jazz that includes a mix of Shepherd’s jazz ensemble and jazz combos. Coffee and refreshments are free with admission. Marinoff Theater. Tickets.

Brahms Eine Deutsches Requiem—Masterworks Chorale
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Steven Grives, presents the Brahms Romantic masterpiece, with full orchestra and Shepherd faculty soloists, soprano Dr. Morgan Brower and baritone Dr. Bobb Robinson. Frank Arts Center Theater. Tickets.

Sianna King, Piano recital
Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Natalie McGeachy, Clarinet recital
Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd University Community Orchestra and ensembles concert
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Community Orchestra, directed by Camilo Peréz-Mejía, Shepherd Junior Strings, directed by Renee Shaw Nutwell, the Shepherd Community Recorder Ensemble, directed by Andrea Diggs, and the Shepherd Youth Chorus directed by Dr. Austin Showen, present their spring concert.
Frank Center Theater. Tickets.

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Past Events

Ram Band exhibition performance
Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Shepherd Salon Series—Faculty Jazz ensemble
Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Kick off this season’s Salon Series with a smoking hot set from the Shepherd University Jazz Faculty. Join saxophonist Dr. Kurtis Adams,  bassist Kevin Pace, guitarist Peter Heiss, pianist Bob Sykes and drummer Kelton Norris on the Butcher Center Plaza. Bring chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy this evening of jazz. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank.

Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Shepherd Salon Series— Rhythm, Spice, and Everything Nice
Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 pm
Join Shepherd University School of Music faculty members Andrea Diggs on flute, Bob Sykes on piano, Robin Rhodes on bass, Kelton Norris on drums, for a night of rhythmic flare as they play through the history of jazz flute. Experience the sounds of Jobim, Piazzolla, and so much more. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Monday Morning Musicale
Monday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Wake up to music as Shepherd student musicians perform solo and ensemble works for voice, piano, trombone, flute, marimba, guitar and jazz combo in the W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation after the concert in the Frank Center lobby. The recital and coffee are free and open to the public!

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Come join the Shepherd University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams, for a great evening of jazz, featuring Works by Robert Curnow, Sy Oliver, George Gershwin, Carl Fischer, Phil Wilson, Gordon Goodwin, and Neal Hefti. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Homecoming Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Shepherd Music Voice Faculty Recital
Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 pm
School of Music voice faculty—soprano Morgan Brower, mezzo-soprano Michelle Perrine, baritone Bobb Robinson and baritone Robert Tudor, will present songs from 19th and 20th Century European and American composers, accompanied by pianist Yu-Hsuan Liao. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Lorie Payne, Organ Recital
Sunday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.
St John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, MD. Free and open to the public.

Fall Choral Concert
Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd University Chamber Singers and Camerata, under the direction of Dr. Steven Grives, present a fabulous fall concert featuring works by Gabriel Faure, Lita Grier, Eleanor Daley, B.E. Boykin, Gerald Finzi, Jacob Arcadelt, William Hawley, Shireen Abu-Khader, Ysaye M. Barnwell, and more! Frank Arts Center Theater.

Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m.
Get ready to dance and sing along in the Ram Band’s rock-n-roll throwback show, Rockin’ the 80’s, as we celebrate popular music from the 1980’s by iconic pop artists including: Journey, Michael Jackson, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Queen. Ram Stadium.

Salon Series Special Event—Mary Youngblood, Indigenous flute
Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Native American Mary Youngblood, half Seminole and half Aleut, is the first woman to professionally record the Native American Flute, and the first woman to win not just one, but two Grammy Awards for Best Native American Music Album.  This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Mid Atlantic Arts FoundationFrank Arts Center Theater.

Corwin Neat, Trombone Recital
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Combos
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd Jazz Combos, under the direction of Peter Heiss and Kelton Norris. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Masterworks Chorale—Messiah
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Steven Grives presents G.F. Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah (Part I). Student and faculty soloists will join the choir and orchestra for this performance which will include the “Hallelujah” Chorus and Mozart’s Ave verum corpus. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Katherine Fetting, Guitar Recital
Sunday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Percussion Ensemble Recital
Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
McCoy Rehearsal Hall. Free and open to the public.

Small Ensembles and Composition Recital
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Come hear the best of our small ensembles and a distinguished list of young composers as they present their vision of tomorrow’s music. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Wind Symphony—Maestros and Tartans
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Come see and hear our newest class of student conductors as they present a program of band classics both old and new with the Wind Symphony. Joining us for this special performance will be the City of Winchester Pipes and Drums. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Anthony Domina, Percussion Recital
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m.
McCoy Rehearsal Hall. Free and open to the public.

A Storybook Holiday—Annual Holiday Gala Concert
Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
This warm and inspiring holiday musical tradition will feature the Shepherd Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble, the Chamber Singers, Camerata and much more! Frank Arts Center Theater.

Meghan Butler, Voice Recital
Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Community Orchestra, Junior Strings, and the Shepherd Community Recorder Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Community Orchestra, directed by Camilo Pérez-Mejía, the Junior Strings, directed by Renee Shaw Nutwell, and the Shepherd Community Recorder Ensemble, directed by Andrea Diggs present their first concert of the season in the Frank Arts Center Theater.

Jazz at Shepherd —Jazz Ensemble concert with special guest artist Amy Bormet
Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss an exciting night of jazz on the stage of the Frank Arts Center Theater, featuring special guest artist Amy K. Bormet, with the Shepherd Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Shepherd University 18th Annual Honor Music Festival Concert
Sunday, January 15 at 1 p.m.
Performance featuring outstanding high school students from the four-state region, with special guest conductors Dr. Mark Lortz for the Honor Wind Ensemble, Amy K. Bormet for the Honor Jazz Ensemble, and Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt for the Honor ChoirFrank Arts Center Theater. $5 general admission. Purchase tickets at the door.

“Journey to the West”: A Celebration of Chinese Piano Music and Culture Featuring Dr. Erica Rumbley,
Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.
An evening of piano music from diverse provinces, regions, and cultures of China, featuring Dr. Erica Rumbley performing works ranging from traditional folk tunes of China’s eastern seaboard to pianistic renditions of the dance rhythms found in Xinjiang’s oasis towns on the edge of Central Asia. Commentary and images will help bring the music to life.W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

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