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Shepherd Youth Chorus

Shepherd Youth Chorus goes virtual!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Shepherd Youth Chorus met virtually on ZOOM. Male and female vocalists who are currently in grades 3-8 participated for free for the spring semester. Dr. Austin Showen, Shepherd University’s  Director of Music Education, led the students through fun music activities, including singing, song writing, and group music discussion, all from the comfort of your home. This virtual class incorporated Zoom, Google Classroom and possibly Soundtrap platforms. We look forward to the possibility of in-person classes and live concerts in 2021-22. Please check back in August for more information.

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Dr. Austin Showen, Assistant Professor, is Director of Music Education at Shepherd University. He is a West Virginia native and a proud alumnus of Shepherd University where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education. He also holds a Master of Music Education with Kodály certification from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and recently completed his doctorate in music education at Arizona State University.