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Excellence in Music: An Interview with Laurie Niles
Interviews

Excellence in Music: An Interview with Laurie Niles

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Laurie Niles from Violinist.com during the 2024 ASTAxSuzuki Convention.

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Aaron Dworkin's "Chamber Music"
Poetjournalist-in-Residence

Aaron Dworkin's "Chamber Music"

Please enjoy Aaron Dworkin's newest work titled Chamber Music, which dives into the unique dialogue that occurs between instruments and the joy found in the shared art of creation. 
Aaron Dworkin's "Orchestral Oasis"
Poetjournalist-in-Residence

Aaron Dworkin's "Orchestral Oasis"

 In tandem with Shar Music®, Aaron has created a group of poems that relate to classical music, his own life and experience, and the universal process of making art. Aaron Dworkin is a Poetjournalist, Social Entrepreneur, Performing Artist, Author, Filmmaker, Philanthropist, and Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. In the weeks ahead, we’ll be sharing Aaron's poetry frequently on our Shar Music®  Blog, our YouTube Channel and our Social Media accounts, so be sure to stay tuned! Follow Shar Music: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharmusic_/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharMusic TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shar_music Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sharmusic/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharMusic_ ___________________ ABOUT:  Aaron Dworkin is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and was President Obama’s first appointment to the National Council on the Arts.; he is a current Professor of Arts Leadership and Fellowship at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as the founder of the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit dedicated to the development of young Black and Latino classical musicians. He has recorded and collaborated with a diverse range of artists from around the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, Damien Sneed, Anna Deveare Smith, Damian Woetzel, and Lil Buck. He is a best-selling author and the writer of the poetry collection They Said I Wasn’t Really Black. https://www.aarondworkin.com/  ABOUT: Shar Music® Founded by musicians, for musicians. Shar Music® is a market leader in North America, and your best source for violin family instruments – violin, viola, cello, and bass – as well as strings, bows, sheet music, cases, and accessories. Our focus and our mission: making music accessible to everyone.
cover of wee violin method book for young violinists
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Deep Diving into Crystal Boyack's "Wee Violin" Curriculum

Wee Violin is a collection of 33 traditional tunes from around the world that Boyack put together over a period of five years, designing a curriculum to support "Pre-Twinkle" beginners ages three through seven.

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Excellence in Music: An Interview with Laurie Niles
Interviews

Excellence in Music: An Interview with Laurie Niles

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Laurie Niles from Violinist.com during the 2024 ASTAxSuzuki Convention.
Aaron Dworkin's "Musicality"
Poetjournalist-in-Residence

Aaron Dworkin's "Musicality"

"Musicality" by Poetjournalist-in-Residence, Aaron Dworkin encompasses the nuance that exists in the balance between technique and soul.
Aaron Dworkin's "Reverence for Resonance"
Poetjournalist-in-Residence

Aaron Dworkin's "Reverence for Resonance"

This month's poem is "Reverence for Resonance". Celebrate the echoes of sound, the thrill of sonic vibrations, and the beauty of music-making with this poem from Shar Music's Poetjournalist-in-residence, Aaron Dworkin.
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