Dr. Candice Mowbray is on the faculties of Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV) and Hagerstown Community College (MD), and 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 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 sites below. To inquire about private lessons, please email candicemowbray (at) gmail (dot) com

Guest conducting All County Ensemble in Virginia

Shepherd University:


Just Announced: Friday, November 13 at 12:00pm – Dr. Candice Mowbray presents The Art of Classical Guitar

Shepherd University School of Music will hold a series of virtual master classes and clinics geared toward aspiring young musicians and prospective music majors. The master classes and clinics presented by Shepherd University School of Music faculty are free of charge, however participants must register online in advance at https://www.shepherd.edu/music/event-ticket-and-registrations. A link to the event will be sent to the email before the scheduled date and time. 


Hagerstown Community College:


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. 

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