Shenandoah conservatory cancels all classes, giving student creative control

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The Shenandoah University staff has turned over its facilities and resources to the students in order to support student-run projects that emphasize collaboration and partnership across majors.

Organizers say the initiative, “student performance week” is modeled after similar programs in the United Kingdom, and is the first of its kind in the U.S.

The works are self-directed, time-limited projects fueled by their passion, drive and curiosity.

“The chance to work on this project during performance week has been just amazing, I’ve always wanted to do this piece,” said SU student Noah Hardaway. “The opportunity to work with people from the dance department, the theater department, stage, design, lighting, all that as well, and my fantastic musical colleagues has been an unparalleled kind of experience.”

Performance week will conclude with a day long festival on Saturday that displays and celebrates the student’s projects. 

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