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Jennifer N. Dorre Advancement of the Arts Scholarship

A fierce advocate for the arts, alumna and Visiting Committee member Jennifer Dorre has funded a scholarship to support students in the West Virginia University School of Music.

A Dover, Delaware native, Dorre graduated from WVU in 1998. She then moved to New York City and began her career in fashion and retail, which has included roles at popular fashion brands Victoria’s Secret, David Yurman, Blue Nile, Sears and more.

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School of Music names Interim Director

The West Virginia University School of Music welcomes Sandra Schwartz as interim director, effective July 1. 

“The School of Music has been a great place to work since I arrived on campus in 2006,” Schwartz said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead as the School continues as a visible force in arts and culture in the community.”

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Mikylah Myers premieres Violins of Hope composition

Mikylah Myers, assistant dean of student artistic achievement in WVU’s College of Creative Arts, recently performed as soloist in the east coast premiere of “Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope” by Jake Heggie.

The piece is inspired by the Violins of Hope, a project of concerts based on a private collection of violins, violas and cellos collected since the end of World War 2. All instruments belonged to Jews before and during the war. 

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