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Violin Accessories: Must-Have Accessories for Outdoor Gigs

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

As the weather gets nicer, many musicians find themselves playing more gigs outside. From weddings to dinner parties, do you have what you need to make sure that you don’t get blown away while you’re playing outside?A Sturdy Music StandI can’t tell you…

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SHAR's 50th Anniversary Recital: A Video Diary

Thursday, June 07, 2012

To celebrate SHAR's 50th Anniversary, we held a recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Employees and friends of SHAR came out to watch their coworkers and community memebers perform their favorite pieces. The applause was hearty, the music was excellent, and…

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SHAR's 3rd Annual String Quartet Competition

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

SHAR Music is proud to announce the winners of its third annual Quartet Competition!

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For Violinists, How Young Is Too Young to Go Pro?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thanks to Nerisssa Nields for another thoughtful blog post about the adventures of being a Suzuki Mom. In today's post, Nerissa describes how her daughter Lila busked – without realizing it was illegal!  in the Charlotte Airport. In recounting the…

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The Ice Cream Pedagogue

Friday, March 09, 2012
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The Miranda July Generation

Monday, February 20, 2012

Music and arts education programs matter because they engage the bizarre and beautiful creativity of Generation Y.So, I've been thinking about education recently. Entries on the joys and trials of being a Suzuki Mom have flooded my inbox (send more!),…

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We Need a Violin Solo for the Next Super Bowl Halftime Show

Monday, February 13, 2012

This week I finally talk about the Super Bowl and Madonna's halftime show. I'm both fascinated by and suspicious of the spectacle we witnessed, and so I ask, What's the value of the solo performance? And what sort of armor do we put on when everything…

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A Meditation on the Sibelius Violin Concerto

Friday, January 27, 2012
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The Future of Classical Music: To Divulge the Beauty

Friday, January 20, 2012
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Mark Wood "Electrify Your Strings" Event, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kudos to Mark Wood and the Tecumseh, MI orchestras for an exciting, eclectic, energetic concert at the Tecumseh High School gym last night. Mark performed with 320 TSO students, featuring hits such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Live and Let Die,” and Ozzy…

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