Dr. Candice Mowbray is professor of classical guitar studies at Shepherd University (WV). She also maintains a small studio of private students with lessons currently taking place online. Previous teaching appointments including Shenandoah Conservatory, Hagerstown Community College, Frederick Community College and Mount Saint Mary's University.

For information about studying music at Shepherd University, please visit www.shepherd.edu/music. To inquire about private lessons, please email candicemowbray (at) gmail (dot) com and include brief information about your goals, skill level and availability.


Dr. Mowbray specializes in working with adults and would like to extend a welcome to fellow educators and guitarists experienced in other styles who would like to learn more about classical guitar or guitar pedagogy.

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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

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