Dr. Candice Mowbray will begin leading undergraduate and community guitar studies at Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV) in the fall of 2020. She also teaches for Hagerstown Community College where she has been a faculty member since 2004. 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 instructing students in technical aspects of classical guitar performance as well as deepening their musical understanding and experiences through the study of history and fundamentals, and by promoting awareness of activities in the greater arts and music community. 

For information about studying music at Shepherd University or Hagerstown Community College, please visit the sites below:

Shepherd University:


Now enrolling Fall 2020 Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Techniques, and Community Classical Guitar Class

Hagerstown Community College:


Now enrolling Summer 2020 Applied Guitar and Fall 2020 Applied Guitar and Guitar Ensemble

Private Lessons and Cumberland Valley School of Music


In addition to her work through the colleges, Dr. Mowbray maintains a small studio of private classical guitar students in person and online, and she offers some community lessons and classes through Cumberland Valley School of Music. 

For information about private lessons, please send an email to candice mowbray (at) gmail (dot) com with information about your playing experience, prior studies, goals and schedule. 

To register for lessons with CVSM, please call or email:

Phone: (717) 261-1220 

Web: www.cvsmusic.org

Upcoming CVSM Classes:

Fall 2020 Online Guitar Lessons - Now registering

Guest Teaching and Adjudication


In addition to working with her own students, Dr. Mowbray is a guest instructor and adjudicator. She has worked with organizations such as:

  • 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 @ Levine School of Music

  • Philadelphia Classical Guitar Competition

  • Guitar Foundation of America Regional Symposium

  • Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy 

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

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