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Mowbray receives $10,000 grant from Maryland State Arts Council

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Mowbray receives $10,000 grant from Maryland State Arts Council

(May 28, 2020) – Candice Mowbray, adjunct music instructor at Hagerstown Community College, has received a $10,000 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. She was named one of 50 Maryland artists to receive funding from a total of $290,000 that was awarded through the 2020 Independent Artist Awards.

Following statewide listening sessions and a public revision process, the IAA program was redesigned this year to encourage statewide participation, yield more diverse pools of applicants and awardees, and recognize the work of individual artists as well as artists working in collaboration. This year’s awardees were chosen from a pool of more than 250 applicants.

Mowbray earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied with Dr. Glenn Caluda. Appearing as a soloist, ensemble musician and guest lecturer, Mowbray has performed with Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Wolftrap Opera, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington and National String Symphonia.

Mowbray's CD, Reverie, been featured on radio shows such as InTune (BBC Radio 3), The Intimate Guitar (Dayton, Ohio), G-Strings with Tom Cole (Washington, D.C.) and Musica Mundi (Boulder, Colo.). Blair Jackson of Classical Guitar Magazine called the album, "a revelation!" and one of the top 10 CD picks of the year.

Mowbray will be leading classical guitar studies at Shepherd University in the fall of 2020 and is preparing to present an online lecture, “Women in Classical Guitar History,” for the Guitar Foundation of America Conference in June.