Dr. Candice Mowbray is on the faculties of Shepherd University (WV), Hagerstown Community College (MD) and Cumberland Valley School of Music (PA). She also maintains a small studio of private students in person and online. Previous teaching appointments including Shenandoah Conservatory, Frederick Community College and Mount Saint Mary's University.


With over 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Mowbray enjoys working with a wide range of students including those with careers in music as well as dedicated hobbyists. In addition to teaching students how to play guitar, she deepens their musical understanding through the incorporation of history and theory, and by promoting involvement in the greater arts and music community. 

For information about studying music at Shepherd University or Hagerstown Community College, please visit the websites below. To inquire about private lessons, please email candicemowbray (at) gmail (dot) com

Shepherd University:


Hagerstown Community College:


Cumberland Valley School of Music:


Guest Teaching and Adjudication


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

  • Mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival

  • Northern Virginia 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

To request workshops, ensemble coaching or adjudication for your organization or festival, please contact candicemowbray (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Guest conducting All County Ensemble in Virginia

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