Shelbie Wahl-Fouts, Music Director

Shelbie Wahl-Fouts served as Valley Chamber Orchestra’s Interim Music Director for the 2017-18 season and accepted the position of permanent Music Director beginning with the 2018-19 season.  Shelbie is associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Hollins University, where she conducts the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Talmadge Singers.  She also serves community organizations as the accompanist for the Roanoke Valley Children’s Chorus and as the Hollins University representative on the WOBR board of directors.  She received her Doctor of Arts in choral conducting from Ball State University. She also holds a Master of Music in conducting from Butler University, and a Bachelor of Musical Arts in instrumental music from DePauw University, where she studied trumpet and piano.

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