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Response to "The Value of a Music Degree"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Guest Blogger Dee Braxton-Pellegrino owns a horse farm in NC and works as a professional musician. She’s sharing a blog in response to Alberta’s post "The Value of a Music Degree".

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Learning to Jam: The O'Connor and Suzuki Methods

Friday, June 29, 2012

I've been thinking a lot lately about Mark O'Connor's blog articles, especially his most recent ones "The American Violin" and "Suzuki Has Gone Fiddlin'." The comments section of Mr. O'Connor's blog, especially the "Suzuki Has Gone Fiddlin'" article,…

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What I Learned from Performing in a Restaurant

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

… besides how to play Italian songs with as much schmaltz as possible and how to avoid stabbing the servers with my bow.

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The Value of a Music Degree

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Value of a Music Degree – Redux

Posted by Val Jaskiewicz 

Six years ago, SHAR apprentice Alberta Barnes posted a blog entitled, “The Value of a Music Degree”. That single article has proven to be the most popular blog SHAR has ever posted. Alberta…

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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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Does Classical Music Belong in a Bar?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One of my favorite bars in Ann Arbor is Old Town Tavern: it's laid-back, unpretentious, and while the food isn't anything to write home about, it's decent bar fare. The drinks are reasonably priced, but not so cheap that you get college students passed…

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The Indie Invasion of Classical Music

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

              (photo by Georg Schroll)I'm not sure if anyone out there in the vast, interstellar space of the Interwebs read the Sunday article in the New York Times Magazine on Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist and composer extraordinaire.The article…

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Become a Guest Blogger for SHAR

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Your wildest dreams just came true: we're taking submissions for our blog. Write a blog entry for us and share tips and stories with other teachers, students, and musicians. Have your say. Speak your mind. But first check out the details below.Call for…

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Would Stephen Colbert Make Fun of SHAR's 50th Anniversary?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SHAR is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. I can't help but get all self-conscious about the celebrations and wonder how Stephen Colbert would respond to institutional birthdays. I also admit that SHAR is a good and decent company after all and…

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This American Voice: Mark O'Connor's Upcoming Concerts

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mark O'Connor's approach to American classical music is not just innovative – it's democratic.

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