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Florence Price: Once Overlooked, Now Rediscovered

Monday, February 02, 2019

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we want to commemorate Florence Price, the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: An Unjustly Neglected Composer

Monday, February 02, 2019

SHAR is beginning week two of our Black History Month celebration by highlighting Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English composer, violinist, and conductor who, in his regrettably short life, made a great impact on the global music community.

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“Black Mozart”: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Monday, February 02, 2019

February is Black History Month, and SHAR wants to celebrate by honoring the legacies of renowned, yet underappreciated black composers and musicians. Each week, we will recognize and commemorate one composer who has made an impact on the musical…

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SHAR Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, February 02, 2019

February is Black History Month! Following in the footsteps of Rachel Barton Pine's Music by Black Composers series, SHAR wants to celebrate by commemorating black musicians and composers who have been underrepresented or written out of music history.

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Pascal Lauxerrois & Lionel Tasquier

Wednesday, January 01, 2019

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Tarisio and is being republished with permission. You can find the original postings here: Part I, Part II

PASCAL LAUXERROIS & LIONEL TASQUIERTwo great bowmakers you’ve probably never heard…

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Becoming a Total String Player: The Elephant in the Room

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Any classical string player who has ever attended an improvisation workshop led by Christian Howes will tell you that it is a life-changing experience. In fact, for most classical-only players, the very thought of attending such a workshop is a…

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Play Them Today: Chamber Music For Holiday Concerts and Group Classes

Monday, December 12, 2018

Just a few short weeks ago, SHAR introduced Martha Yasuda’s masterful digital downloads. Their popularity with teachers, students and parents have exceeded all of our expectations! With the holiday concert season upon us, we asked Martha to share her…

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A Musician's Holiday Wishlist

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Struggling with what to get for that special musician in your life this holiday season? We've got a HUGE selection of gifts that will please students, teachers, stand partners, and everyone in between! Just decide on your budget and finish holiday…

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Music by Black Composers

Monday, November 11, 2018

Fresh off her visit to SHAR, where she conducted a master class with student musicians from the Community Music School of Ann Arbor, Rachel shares her insights behind her exciting new book series, Music by Black Composers.

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Writing with SIZZLE: Introducing Martha Yasuda's Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

Friday, November 11, 2018

Attention Teachers: Enrich Your Studio With Martha Yasuda’sGorgeous Arrangements of Classic Works and Favorites

When we first saw Martha Yasuda’s music books, several years ago, we were really impressed with their quality. The arranging was top-notch;…

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