Dr. Blaine F. Shover, beloved Shippensburg University music professor passed away on January 13th, 2022. He will be dearly missed by his colleagues, students, friends, family, and musicians. Dr. Shover recently retired as the conductor of the Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, a position he held for over 40 years. He served as the Artistic Director of the Summer Music Festival, a series of three concerts presented by the Festival Symphony, an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who come together from various states to perform with world-renowned soloists and guest conductors. He is the founder-director of the S.U. Festival Chamber Choir, an ensemble of 30 professional vocalists.
He currently served as Choir Director at Memorial Lutheran Church and formerly served as Choir Director at Christ United Methodist Church, both of Shippensburg, as well as conductor of the Towne Singers, a community choir based in Chambersburg, PA. He is also the founder and former Director of the Concord Chamber Singers of Bethlehem, PA, a touring ensemble that has performed extensively in Europe.
A celebration of Dr. Shover’s life will be held in the future on the campus of Shippensburg University.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Shover’s many years of service to Shippensburg University, its students, and musicians near and far, may be made to The Dr. Blaine F. Shover Scholarship through the Shippensburg University Foundation. Making a gift is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Shover’s legacy and will make a difference in the lives of current and future Shippensburg University students.
If you would prefer to make a gift by check, please make payable to the Shippensburg University Foundation including “Shover Scholarship” in the memo line, and mail to 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
To make a gift by phone, please call 717-477-1377.