ISSUED: 9 November 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s School of Music continues its series of virtual master classes and clinics geared toward aspiring young musicians and prospective music majors on Friday, November 13, at noon with alumna Dr. Candice Mowbray, adjunct music professor, presenting “The Art of Classical Guitar.” The master classes and clinics offered by School of Music faculty are free, however participants must register online in advance at https://www.shepherd.edu/music/event-ticket-and-registrations. A link to the event will be sent by email before the scheduled date and time.
Mowbray shares the expressive and communicative qualities of her playing through programs of modern and classic works, from the playful acrobatics in Danse Rythmique by French guitar virtuoso, Ida Presti, to the elegance and solemnity of Fernando Sor’s Fantaisie Élégiaque.
Appearing as a soloist, ensemble musician, and guest lecturer, Mowbray has been a featured artist at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Series, Toronto Guitar Weekend, Knoxville Guitar Series, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest, Charlottesville Guitar Festival, Lonestar Guitar Festival, Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, and Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of a 2020 Maryland State Art Council Independent Artist Award and has performed with Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Wolftrap Opera, Satori, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, and National String Symphonia.
Mowbray received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition from Shepherd in 1999. While at Shepherd, she studied classical and jazz guitar, which she says contributed to her foundation and success.
Upcoming Shepherd University School of Music master classes and workshops include:
- Tuesday, November 24, 1 p.m.—Richard Hopkins presents “The Rise of the Jamaican Recording Industry and the Myth of Bob Marley.”
- Friday, December 4, 3 p.m.—Dr. Simon Wildman presents “The Low Down on Low Brass.”
Updated information and additional events will be posted at www.shepherd.edu/music.
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