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Shepherd’s Community Music program benefits from the All-Steinway Campaign

Shepherd University launched its All-Steinway Campaign in October 2017 with the goal of investing in 28 new Steinway & Sons pianos, ensuring that students studying and performing music on all levels will have access to a Steinway piano in every university practice room, teaching studio, and performance space. But community members also benefit from the Steinway & Sons pianos purchased through the campaign. The Community Music division of Shepherd’s Department of Music invites community members to participate in the university’s wonderful music instruction, which include private lessons for school-age and adult students with highly trained faculty and student teachers; community music ensembles, including the Junior String Ensemble for students in grades 3 – middle school, Shepherd Youth Chorus for 3rd–8th graders, and the Shepherd Community Orchestra for advanced high school string players and adults from the community; early childhood music classes for children ages 18 months – age 5 with Ms. Frauke Higgins; adult piano classes with Professor Susan Carpenter; and summer jazz and string orchestra camps. These opportunities are located in the community of Shepherdstown on campus within the music department, with enrollment broaching 500 community members each year. For more information on Shepherd’s Community Music program, please contact Sherry Sykes, Coordinator, at 304-876-5248 or [email protected].

To earn the All-Steinway School designation, 90 percent of the university’s pianos must be Steinway-made. To learn more about the different ways to contribute to Shepherd’s All-Steinway Campaign, please contact:

Christine Meyer

Director of Annual Giving