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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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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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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: An Unjustly Neglected Composer

Monday, February 11, 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 04, 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 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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Music by Black Composers

Monday, November 12, 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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Practical Passion: How an Independent Artist Took Charge of His Own Career

Monday, June 04, 2018

Practical Passion: How an Independent Artist Took Charge of His Own Career

 

 “. . . as much as I know what lights me up inside, I also know that the future will look different from what I plan.” With these words, violinist Rebecca Fischer offered us…

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