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Dr. Candice Mowbray has been a dedicated college professor and community music teacher for more than 20 years. She taught for Shenandoah Conservatory (2007-2017), Frederick Community College (2005-2015) and Hagerstown Community College (2004-2020), and was most recently director of guitar studies at Shepherd University in West Virginia. She is currently a "professor on pause" and is applying her teaching skills as a guest speaker, consultant, and mentor to emerging professionals. 


Guest Teaching and Adjudication

"Thank you so much for being such an integral part of our festival. Your presentation was fantastic and one of my students...said that he wants to play some of the music that you shared with us... mission accomplished! Your passion is contagious!” –Dr. Kevin Vigil, Loudoun County Public Schools

In addition to working with her own students, Dr. Mowbray has been a guest artist and adjudicator for numerous events and organizations including:

  • Guitar Foundation of America

  • Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition

  • Southern Guitar Festival and Competition

  • Virginia Music Educators Association

  • Mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival

  • Northern Virginia Public Schools

  • Washington County Public Schools

  • Performing and Visual Arts Northwest (PAVAN)

  • TESS Guitar Festival

  • Aguado Guitar Competition

  • Marlin-Engel Solo Competition at the Levine School of Music

  • Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy 

  • Shields Music Scholarship Awards

For more information about workshops, ensemble coaching or adjudication for your organization or festival, please contact candicemowbray (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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