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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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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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SHAR Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, February 01, 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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"Halloween Special" from In the Key of Strawberry

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin…

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"Michael" from In the Key of Strawberry

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Editor's Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Arnold Steinhardt's blog In the Key of Strawberry and is republished with permission. Steinhardt is the founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet and the author of two books: Violin…

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The Total Violinist

Friday, August 03, 2018

Most of us violinists (as well as violists, cellists and bassists) are our most comfortable in an orchestra setting. Of course, the music is fantastic, and usually very challenging to learn and play. But learn and play we do, after woodshedding our…

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How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

There are more people who miss playing music than there are people who actually do play music. There are countless reasons for not going back to playing, including fear, lack of time, bad memories from childhood experiences, not knowing others who may…

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Introduction to Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

Monday, May 14, 2018

SHAR is excited to announce a new partnership with Associated Chamber Music Players, encouraging everyone to experience the joys of playing chamber music while enjoying special benefits from SHAR. The following blog describes one violinist’s…

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Meet Our Bloggers!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Alberta Barnes is orignally from Boise, Idaho and began playing the violin at a young age. She continued her study of the violin at Lawrence University and graduated magna cum laude from the Conservatory of Music in 2009 with a degree in violin…

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