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Laurie Shulman has over 25 years of experience writing program notes for orchestras, chamber music societies and ensembles, summer festivals, and special events.

She brings to her work a lifetime in music as performer, popular public speaker, scholar, author, and professor.

Most importantly, she brings a passion and enthusiasm for music that transfers to her lively program notes. You won't be bored - and neither will your audience!

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"I have enjoyed reading your notes. Your style is illuminating without being condescending: clear ideas that read very fast and fresh."
– Eric Wyrick, concertmaster, New Jersey Symphony

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"Your program notes for the DSO always add much pleasure to our listening experience. You have a definite gift for capturing music in words. . . . Thanks for your excellent work."
– James E., Dallas Symphony patron

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“I had already read your program notes when you sent them, of course, but reading them again, very carefully, I am so struck and delighted by the beautiful way you incorporate history and technical aspects with such knowledge, lyricism, and love, that to experience them is nothing short of joyous. Thank you so much.”
- Karen Pellón, Executive Director, Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Charlottesville, VA

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“I honestly think you write the best notes in the country!”
- Paul Phillips, conductor

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“Had to thank you (once again) for your making NJSO’s beautiful performances of Mozart’s Requiem even more enjoyable through your program notes. Your interpretation cleared up several of the myths we had long questioned about the composition and its history. Thanks!”
- Diane & Jerry L., New Jersey Symphony patrons

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“Thank you for the quick turnaround on the program notes. The Tone is just right for our audience. Terrific writing, so packed with content.”
-Paul Hoffman, Executive Director, New Hampshire Philharmonic

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“The program looks terrific and I truly appreciate the beautifully written notes about my piece.”
-John Luther Adams, composer

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“Your presentation to us Bach/Symphony enthusiasts Friday ... was delightful and well thought
out. You are an amazing individual. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
-David M., Dallas Symphony Patron

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“Thank you for your excellent prelude presentation, 'Mozart and Schubert.' It's hard to begin to
tell you how much I enjoyed your presentation and how your insights helped me to enjoy the
performance. Your obvious delight nd sharing your knowledge makes you just a superb
presenter. And the information you provide in the program notes of Playbill is a delight to read. I
especially appreciate your article about such topics such as as "What does 'K' Mean."”
-Bill P., Dallas Symphony Patron

 

 

Laurie Shulman, Ph.D.

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