Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

SCAA 2019-20 Faculty

SCAA Faculty


Maria Anderson

Anderson, Maria Nicely (Piano)
B.A., Church Music, Moody Bible Institute
Study in Piano Pedagogy, Shenandoah University



Ankerbrand, Heather (Organ)
B.M. Piano, Grove City College
M.M. Church Music; concentration in organ, Shenandoah University
D.M.A. Organ Performance, Shenandoah University

amy-asburyAsbury, Amy (Voice)
B.A., Music (Voice), University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S., Arts Administration, Shenandoah University
M.M., Voice Pedagogy, Shenandoah University
D.M.A., Voice Pedagogy (in progress), Shenandoah Conservatory



david-asburyAsbury, David (Piano)
B.M., Piano Performance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M., Piano Accompanying, University of North Carolina at Greensboro




Patty AustinAustin, Patty Moffett (Choral)
B.M.E., Piano, West Virginia Wesleyan College
M.M.E., Choral Conducting, Indiana University




Baber, YongsookBaber, Yongsook (Piano)
B.M.Ed., Seoul Korea
M.M., Collaborative Piano, Shenandoah University
Registered teacher of the Suzuki Association of the America (SAA)
D.M.A., Collaborative Piano, Shenandoah Conservatory



Balcom, Deborah (Voice & Piano)
B.S., Opera Performance, Nazareth College of Rochester
M.M., Opera Performance, Northwestern University




Bell, KathleenBell, Kathleen (Voice)
B.M.,Vocal Performance, University of Miami
M.M., Vocal Performance, Florida International University
D.M.A. Voice Pedagogy (in progress), Shenandoah Conservatory



Boyce, DerekBoyce, Derek (Voice)
B.M.E., Shenandoah University
M.M., Pedagogy (Vocal), Shenandoah University




Melissa ChavezChavez, Melissa (Voice)
B.A., Music (Voice), Pennsylvania State University
M.M., Voice Performance and Pedagogy, Pennsylvania State University
D.M.A., Shenandoah University



Hsin-Yi ChenChen, Hsin-Yi (Piano)
B.M., M.M., Piano Performance, Shenandoah University
M.M., Piano Accompanying, Shenandoah University
M.M., Piano Performance, Shenandoah University
D.M.A., Collaborative Piano, University of Maryland College Park
Registered teacher of the Suzuki Association of the America (SAA)


Christensen, Curt (Trumpet, Beginning-Advanced), (Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Beginning-Intermediate)
B.M., The Juilliard School
M.M., The Juilliard School
Associate of Applied Science-Music, Air University, Community College of the Air Force
D.M.A., (in progress) George Mason University


Karen ColleyColley, Karen (Piano)
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory
M.M., West Virginia University




Alyssa CrumpCrump, Alyssa (Dance)
B.F.A., Dance & Choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University
Architectonics of Dance, Study Abroad Program, Accademia dell’Arte




Curtis, Jennifer (Oboe)
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory
M.M., West Virginia University


De Azagra, CharlesDe Azagra, Charles (Fencing)
Fencing Professor




Lee Ann DransfieldDransfield, Lee Ann (Piano)
B.M., Music Therapy, Ohio University
M.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oregon




Keith FilppuFilppu, Keith (Guitar)
B.M., Guitar Performance, James Madison University
M.M., Guitar Performance, Shenandoah University




Hamme, Nora (Viola/Violin)
B.M., Viola Performance, North Carolina School of the Arts
M.M., Viola Performance, North Carolina School of the Arts
D.M.A.,Viola Performance, Shenandoah University
Advanced Studies in Viola Performance, Wayne State University
Advanced Studies in Viola Performance, Boston Conservatory



Handelsman, Mathilde (Piano)
Diploma in Piano, Theory & Harmony, Conservatoire de Paris, France
B.M., Piano Performance, Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg
M.M., Piano Performance, Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg
P.D.S.P, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington
D.M.A., Piano Performance, (in progress) Shenandoah Conservatory


Abigail JohnsonJohnson, Abigail (Dance)
B.S., Kinesiological Sciences, Citation in Dance, University of Maryland
Montessori Certification in Elementary
M.A. in teaching (in progress)



Byron JonesJones, Byron (Voice)
A.B., French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., French, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.M., Voice/Opera, University of Maryland at College Park
D.M.A., Vocal Performance, Shenandoah University



Karen KeatingKeating, Karen (Voice and Conducting)
B.M., James Madison University
M.M., Hochschule Für Musik and Darstellende Kunst “Mozarteum”
D.M.A., Shenandoah University



Kelly, Dorothy “Dot” (Dance)
B.F.A, Shenandoah Conservatory
M.S. Performing Arts Leadership and Management (in progress), Shenandoah Conservatory


Larson, RobertLarson, Robert (Piano)
Harrison Chair in Piano
B.A., Eastern Washington University
M.A., University of Oregon
D.M.A., Shenandoah University



McGinley, Sean (Saxophone)
M.E., (in progress) Shenandoah Conservatory


Akiko NeuferNeufer, Akiko (Piano)
B.M., Performance, Shenandoah University
B.M., Pedagogy, Shenandoah University
Registered teacher of the Suzuki Association of the America (SAA)



ONeill, GolderO’Neill, Golder (Audio Recording, Electric Bass)
B.A., Berklee College of Music
M.M.E., Shenandoah University




Ostrowski, Whitney (Dance)
B.F.A., Musical Theatre, Shenandoah University




Ruth Raymond Raymond, Ruth (Violin)
B.A., Principia College
Suzuki training, Greater Washington Suzuki Insitute and East Carolina Suzuki Institute




Robare_2Robare, Mary (Dance)
B.A., West Virginia University Regents




John RomanoRomano, John (Clarinet)
B.M., Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory
The United States Air Force Band, Washington DC
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA



Romine, RyanRomine, Ryan (Bassoon)
B.M., The Ohio State University
M.M., Michigan University
D.M.A., Michigan University



christina-romichRomich, Christina (Dramatic Arts)
B.M., Music Education, Shenandoah University
M.M., Vocal Pedagogy, Shenandoah University
D.M.A., Vocal Performance, West Virginia University
Musikgarten Certification



Routhier, Jacob (Percussion)
B.M., (in progress) Shenandoah Conservatory


SantmeirSantmier, Karen (Early Childhood Music/Dramatic Arts)
B.M., Music Education, Shenandoah University




Sargent, LaVerne (Baroque Flute)
B.M., Lawrence University
M.S., University of Illinois
M.M., Shenandoah University

Saucedo Estrada, Alan (Cello)
B.M., Cello Performance, ESMD (Monterrey, Mexico)
M.M., Cello Performance, Shenandoah University
D.M.A., Cello Performance, Shenandoah University
Advance Performance Studies, Conservatorio de Musica “Victoria dels Angels” (Barcelona, Spain)

Saucedo, Cynthia (Violin)
B.M., Violin Performance, ESMD (Monterrey, Mexico)
M.M., Violin Pedagogy & Performance, Shenandoah University
Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies, Shenandoah University
Suzuki Training, Suzuki Institutes of Washington D.C.

Schlosser, Karen (Piano)
B.M., Piano Performance, Concordia College
M.M., Piano Performance, Western Michigan University

Robyn SchrothSchroth, Robyn (Dance) 
B.A., University of Mary Washington
M.A., George Washington University




Sandra SnodgrassSnodgrass, Sandra (Voice & Piano)

B.A., Music Education, Voice & Piano, Eastern Mennonite College





Trinidad, Christina (Voice and Piano)
B.A.,Vocal Performance, Lakehead University (Canada)
M.M., Vocal Literature and Performance, The University of Western Ontario
D.M.A. Voice Pedagogy, Shenandoah University



Ewa Tryczynska

Tryczynska, Ewa (Suzuki Violin)
B.M., State Music College, Kracow
M.A., Literature, Jaggiellonian University
Suzuki Training, Suzuki Institutes of Washington, D.C., Ontario, Canada, Siofok, Hungary, Greater Washington Suzuki Institute, Kingston Suzuki Institute, Queen’s University, Canada.


Vivanco, Claudia (Guitar)
B.M., Guitar Pedagogy, Shenandoah University


Wagner, JanWagner, Jan (Conducting)
Diploma and Korrepetitions Praxis, Academy of Music Horchschule (Austria)




Walker, KarenWalker, Karen (Piano)
B.M., Eastern Washington University
M.M., Northwestern University
D.M.A., Catholic University of America



Watkins, Lindsay (Dance)
B.F.A, Shenandoah Conservatory


Elaine WrightWright, Elaine (Piano)
B.M., Wayne State University
M.S.W., Social Work Marywood University
M.M., Piano Pedagogy, Shenandoah University