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Celebratory Post-Performance Pineapple Mimosa Recipe

Monday, April 08, 2019

The applause has ended; your instrument is back in the case, it's time to celebrate! You practiced hard, you played beautifully, and the music was a delight. Let’s celebrate with a very special, fruity, bubbly and delicious drink. The pineapple mimosa…

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Calming Chamomile Latte Recipe for Pre-Performance Relaxation

Friday, April 05, 2019

You’ve practiced hard and tension has a habit of mounting.  Treat yourself to this warm, frothy, chamomile latte to help you sleep the night before your performance, or enjoy it just before you begin to warm up back stage. Take the time to breathe…

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Lemon-Ginger Tea Recipe for Focused Practice

Thursday, April 04, 2019

For our second recipe, we chose a simple tea that is delicious, healthy, and easy enough to make any time of day to refresh your practice. This classic infusion of ginger, lemon, and honey has been called a detox tea and a natural caffeine-free tonic…

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Recipe for an Energizing Pre-Lesson Smoothie

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Spring is recital season! Getting through your most important performances, believe it or not, requires more than just practice. Proper nutrition, rest, and mental and emotional wellness are key factors in maximizing the effectiveness of your hard…

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Rebecca Clarke: Wonderful Feeling of Potential Power

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SHAR is continuing to celebrate Women's History Month this week by honoring Rebecca Clarke, a virtuoso and composer with a complicated past . Having faced many internal and external obstacles in her efforts to be recognized as a composer, the strides…

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Tracy Silverman on Connecting with the Groove

Monday, March 11, 2019

Fresh from the ASTA national conference, 2019 ASTA Eclectic String chair Tracy Silverman explains why violinists should focus more on playing rhythm, not just melody . . .

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Dame Ethel Smyth: Suffragette & Composer

Monday, March 11, 2019

SHAR is continuing to celebrate Women's History Month this week by honoring Dame Ethel Smyth, a glass-ceiling breaking composer and suffragette. Her determination and self-possession helped her achieve her goals in life despite the forces working…

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Fanny: The Overlooked Mendelssohn

Monday, March 04, 2019

March is Women's History Month, so SHAR wants to take this opportunity to celebrate female composers - some that you've heard of, and perhaps some that you have not! This week, we're introducing you to Fanny Mendelssohn, a brilliant, talented, and…

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William Grant Still: The Dean of African American Composers

Monday, February 25, 2019

 

To finish off our Black History Month celebration, we want to honor William Grant Still, the first African American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera, performed on national television, and the first African American to…

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Florence Price: Once Overlooked, Now Rediscovered

Monday, February 18, 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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