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Laurie can tailor her notes to complement your goals and context...

whether it's a season theme, performers' spoken introduction to the audience, or recent current event. She works with you to integrate the notes with what's going on in your community, during your season. She frequently interviews guest soloists and conductors to incorporate their insights into the notes for your performance. And she's a specialist in new music who has collaborated with nearly 300 living composers writing notes about their music.

By placing the music in social and historical context, by inviting your listeners into the composition, by suggesting ways to make that listening experience more rewarding.

Apart from the performance itself, program notes are your key communication tool with your audience.

Laurie Shulman, Ph.D

Laurie's clients include:

  Wichita Symphony Orchestra Allen Philharmonic Artosphere Blue Candlelight Music Series


knowledge, breadth, style, and professionalism

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1995 to 2015)
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (2005 to date)
Virginia Symphony Orchestra (2008 to 2015)
Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia (2006 to date)
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (2013 to date)
Toledo Symphony Orchestra (2012 to date)
Westchester Philharmonic (2014 to date)
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (2011 to date)
Friends of Chamber Music, Kansas City (2007 to date)
Voices of Change (New Music Ensemble of Dallas) (1988 to date)
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth (1989 to date)
Walden Chamber Music of Colorado (2005 to date)
D'Addario Performance Series (2010 to date)
Tuesday Evening Concert Series (Charlottesville, VA) (2012 to date)
Richardson Symphony Orchestra (2002 to 2010)
Symphonic Sundays at the Nasher Sculpture Center (2003 to 2009)
Clavier Trio (2000 to 2007)
East Texas Symphony (1992-2000)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (1998-2003)
Skaneateles Festival (1994 to 2005)
Music in the Mountains (Durango, Colorado; 2000-2002)
Seattle Symphony (1994-2001)
Tallahassee Symphony (1995-1998)
Dallas Chamber Orchestra (1989-1994)
Dallas Chamber Music Society (1987- 2006, 2012 to date)
Walden Chamber Music of Dallas (2000 to 2007)
Houston Symphony Orchestra (1989-1996)

Contributing Annotator: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra,New Hampahire Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva; Cliburn Concerts; Dallas String Quartet; St. Paul Music in the Park Series; Ann Arbor University Musical Society; Kansas State Univ. Concert Series; San Francisco Symphony; Philadelphia Orchestra; Middlebury College Concert Series; Minnesota Orchestra, University of Minnesota Orchestra; New England Conservatory Concerts; Clavier Trio; University of Texas at Dallas Concerts; New Century Chamber Orchestra

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