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Master Class with Veronika Jackson
Friday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Veronika Jackson combines acoustic folk music and R&B to generate her own original, authentic and exciting style of music. A rare and unique performer, her smooth and strong interpretive vocals are very expressive, and her clear, simple rhythmic clean way of piedmont blues-style guitar picking compliments her performances. Dynamic, powerful, entertaining and captivating, her music  educates and also inspires. https://veronikajackson.com

Shepherd Salon Series—Faculty Jazz ensemble
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Shepherd University music faculty—saxophonist Dr. Kurtis Adams, bassist Kevin Pace, guitarist Peter Heiss and drummer Kelton Norris present a program of music from the great saxophonist, John Coltrane, in celebration of what would’ve been his 95th birthday. Frank Arts Center Theater. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, September 25 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, October 2 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Shepherd Salon Series— Jeremy Koch, saxophone, and Molly Orlando, piano
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Shepherd saxophone professor Jeremy Koch and Molly Orlando present a program of works for saxophone and piano. Frank Center Theater. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Music Faculty Recital at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts — Double Trouble
Sunday, October 17 at 2:30 p.m.
A fun-filled recital featuring Shepherd “double reed” faculty oboist Greg Shook and bassoonist Richard Polonchak, performing oboe and bassoon duets, and solo concerto and sonata works, accompanied by pianist Dr. Laura Renninger. This concert is in-person at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Currently, face masks that cover your mouth and nose are required to be worn at all times while inside the museum. For information visit www.wcmfa.org. 
Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.—Special preview open dress rehearsal in W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Choral Concert
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Ramblers Gospel/Pop Choir present a fabulous fall concert featuring works by Heinrich Schütz, Robert Schumann, Ro Ogura, Amy Beach, Abbie Betinis, William Byrd, Gerald Finzi, Sarah Quartel, Emilio Grenet, Christopher Harris, and more. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Homecoming Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, October 23 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Patrick Anthony, Clarinet Recital
Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Ensemble Concert
Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Come join us for a great night of Jazz special guest artist, jazz trombonist Dr. Euan Edmonds, a Shepherd University alumnus and adjunct professor. The ensemble will be performing works by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington, Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin, Charles Mingus, David Raskin and Johnny Mercer, Victor Young, Neal Hefti, and Luiz Bonfá. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Jazz at Shepherd — Jazz Combos
Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Shepherd Jazz Combos, under the direction of Kevin Pace and Kelton Norris. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 

Jeff Lederer Master Class
Friday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.
NYC-based Jeff Lederer is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator whose work crosses the genres of jazz, latin and creative improvised music. He has worked for many years in the Matt Wilson Quartet and the Grammy nominated ensembles of Bobby Sanabria and Salsa trombonist Jimmy Bosch, and has performed at numerous major jazz festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Moldes Jazz, Guimaraes Festival (Portugal), Tiempo Latino (France) and many, many others. Frank Arts Center. Free and open to the public. 

Game Day — Ram Band 
Saturday, November 6 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem NocturneMinnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That SwingRam Stadium.

Ian Walton, Bassoon Recital
Sunday, November 7 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Isaac Cheston, Clarinet Recital
Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Shepherd Salon Series — Robin Rhodes and Friends
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
Shepherd adjunct faculty and bassist Robin Rhodes, pianist Scott Patterson and vocalist Max Bent will perform selections from AfroHouse’s house concert experimentation, featuring Afrofuturistic music that is disruptive, exuberant, innovative, emergent, and transformative, with beats, noise, and lush harmonies. Frank Arts Center Theater. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

Orpheus Explored
Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is a tale of intense love, tragic loss, a quest to the underworld, and a test of blind trust. This multi-disciplinary concert performance will feature poetry, movement, videos, and performance in the genres of opera, music theater, art song, and popular song. Come and witness a unique collaboration of artists in an exploration of this powerful, ancient story of loss and redemption. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Game Day — Ram Band
Saturday, November 13 at 12:00 p.m.
The RAM BAND will perform a pre-game set and their halftime show Harlem 1940, celebrating our great musical heritage with music from big band swing era giants Duke Ellington, Ray Noble, Cab Calloway, and Billy Strayhorn. Harlem 1940 features: Take the A Train, Harlem Nocturne, Minnie the Moocher, and It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Ram Stadium.

Isaac Vila, Euphonium Recital
Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Javier Flores, Euphonium Recital
Sunday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall.

Wind Symphony
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of of wind band literature as interpreted by a new generation of conductors, Isaac Cheston,  Javier Flores, Jr.,  Joseph Rupert, and Ian Walton. Selections will include “Americans We” by Henry Fillmore; “Cumberland Cross” by Carl Strommen; “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes; “Mt. Everest” by Rossano Galante; Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium”; a medley of folksongs by Pierre LaPlante titled “American Riversongs”; and a transcription by William Rhoads from early 20th century American composer Charles Ives titled “Variations on ‘America.” Frank Arts Center Theater. Come get a glimpse of the conductors of tomorrow!

Piano Ensemble and Studio Recital — Let’s Dance!
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
It’s always fun to dance with your friends! Shepherd Piano Ensemble will explore dance music from around the world in six hands and four hands formats, featuring works by Manuel de Falla, John Philip Sousa, Aleksandr Ilyinsky, Ulrich Nehis, Jeff Manookian, Arthur Benjamin, and more. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. 

Small Ensembles and Composition Recital
Monday, November 29 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.

Glad Tidings!—A Shepherd Celebration! Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m.
This warm and inspiring holiday musical tradition will feature the Shepherd Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Scott Hippensteel, the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams, the Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Vocal Quintet, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, the Ramblers Gospel and Pop Choir under the direction of Dr. Rob Tudor, the Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Candice Mowbray, and the Piano Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao. The program includes holiday music with traditional favorites and contemporary arrangements, and a very merry holiday sing-along. Wellness Center Arena (Please note the new location for this year’s event). 

Shepherd Community Orchestra and Shepherd Youth Chorus
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Youth Chorus directed by Dr. Austin Showen, and the Shepherd Community Orchestra, directed by Camilo Peréz-Mejía, present their first concert of the season in the Frank Arts Center Theater.

Jazz at Shepherd—Jazz Ensembles Concert
Friday, January 14 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 trumpeter Kenny Rittenhouse and the Shepherd Jazz Ensembles.

Shepherd Salon Series—Sensuality and Eventuality
Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 pm
A recital featuring trombonist James Martin with Dr. Julianna Hayward, and special guest soprano Katie Burnham. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

FEBRUARY

Jazz at Shepherd—Jazz Ensembles Concert
Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
An exciting evening of jazz on the stage of the Frank Arts Center Theater featuring the Shepherd Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams.

Give Us This Day—Wind Ensemble Concert
Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture 7:00 p.m.
Join the Wind Ensemble for an evening of wind band music that conveys hope for tomorrow. A free pre-concert lecture describing the works will begin at 7:00 p.m. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Korinne Myers, Voice Recital
Sunday, February 27 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Salon Series—Lua Project
Friday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
A cultural arts based “Mexilachian” music project that blends original and traditional music of Mexico, Appalachia, and the Atlantic basin. Through music, LUA seeks to create, respectfully explore, educate, and build artistic bridges between cultures through performances, community programs, and cultural events. Frank Arts Center Theater. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank.

Shepherd Salon Series—
Sunday, March 6 at 3:00 pm
A Sunday afternoon chamber music concert that features Shepherd faculty David Drosinos on clarinet, soprano Dr. Elizabeth Holmes, and Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao on piano, and guest artist Maksymilian Krzak on viola. The program includes works of York Bowen, Max Bruch, Avro Pärt, and more. W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank. Free and open to the public.

Ayres and Dances—Shepherd Symphonic Band
Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture 7:00 p.m.
Join the Symphonic Band for an evening of songs and dances from the concert band literature by Malcolm Arnold, Jack Stamp, Thomas Allen, Ron Nelson,  John Philip Sousa, Michael Mogensen, and James Barnes. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Choral Concert
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Camerata Soprano/Alto Choir, and Ramblers Gospel/Pop Choir present a fabulous spring concert. Frank Arts Center Theater.

Musical Showcase for Scholarships
Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The evening’s program will highlight the exceptional faculty, students, and alumni of the Shepherd University School of Music, all in efforts to raise much-needed scholarship funds. Frank Arts Center Theater. For more information click here.

Chase Turner, Voice Recital
Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Sam Ellis, Jazz Recital
Sunday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

John Miner, Trumpet Recital
Friday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Motown: Music from the Motor City
Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and SundayApril 10 at 3 p.m.
An original Motown music revue featuring singers, actors, and musicians exploring the history of Motown music, its artists, and its role and influence on 20th century American culture. The show will feature hit songs like “My Girl,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and many others. Marinoff Theater.

Piano Ensemble Recital: The Story of Babar
Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Shepherd Piano Ensemble will present the piano duet arrangement of the popular French children book The Story of Babar. Music by Francis Poulenc, texts and drawings by Jean de Brunhoff. Frank Arts Center W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Contrast—Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture 7:00 p.m.
The Shepherd Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Scott Hippensteel, presents a program of wind band music that expresses contrasts. The program includes works by composers Ticheli, Heed, Alford, Böhme, Whitacre, Holst, Hazo, and Yagisawa.
A free pre-concert lecture describing the pieces will begin at 7:00 p.m. Frank Arts Center Theater.

John Toloczko, Piano Recital
Friday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Composition and Small Ensembles Recital
Tuesday, April 19, 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.

Jazz-n-Java
Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Come out for jazz and java in our makeshift coffee house at the Marinoff Theater. An evening of hot coffee and even HOTTER jazz with a mix of our jazz ensemble and jazz combos under the direction of Dr. Kurtis Adams, Kevin Pace and Kelton Norris. Coffee and refreshments are offered free with admission!

Masterworks Chorale—Te Deum and Requiem
Saturday, April 23  at 4:00 p.m.
The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, under the direction of Rachel Carlson, presents Charpentier’s Te Deum and Durufle’s Requiem. Sam Michaels Park. (In case of rain the concert will be moved indoors to the Frank Arts Center Theater.) Free and open to the public.

Guitar Ensemble Ukrainian Relief Concert
Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m.
Shepherd University’s Guitar Ensemble will present solo and ensemble selections to benefit Ukrainian Relief. St. Agnes Catholic Church in Shepherdstown. All donations to St. Agnes at this concert will be directed to ongoing Ukrainian relief efforts. Free and open to the public.

Amber Shayeb, Voice Recital
Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Javier Flores, Composition Recital
Sunday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m.
W. H. Shipley Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Shepherd Community Orchestra and Youth Chorus
Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The Shepherd Community Orchestra, under the direction of Camilo Peréz-Mejía, and the Shepherd Youth Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Austin Showen, will present their final concert of the season in the Frank Arts Center Theater.