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Shirley Meyer Blankenship
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  • Champaign, IL
  • United States
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Shirley Meyer Blankenship's Discussions

Shirley's Legacy

Started Jun 4, 2013 0 Replies

INVITATIONAs of May 16th, 10 AM, I launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo in order to enhance and preserve my legacy of scores and recordings as well as the works of my late husband, Guido…Continue

News from The Harp Legacy Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shirley Meyer Blankenship Jul 8, 2012. 5 Replies

To all the members of the Composers' Forum,      For those of you who have not previously been acquainted with The Harp Legacy Project, it came into existence after years of encountering numerous…Continue

Horribly Wrttten Harp Scores

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mariza Costa-Cabral Jan 5, 2016. 24 Replies

Hello my composer friends!About a year ago, I initiated The Harp Legacy Project after years of coping with harp scores that were either just very awkward or impossible to perform.  My mission is to…Continue

Harp composition issues encountered

Started this discussion. Last reply by SEDstar Oct 13, 2010. 1 Reply

This is an article that I wrote recently about issues I have encountered in various harp compositions-solo, ensemble and symphonic parts.  I am interested in becoming an editor/consultant for…Continue

 

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"I have a piece I wrote for harp studio that I'm going to send your way."
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"Good to see you alive and kickin' Dr.!"
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Greg A Steinke left a comment for Shirley Meyer Blankenship
"Thank you. Glad to be here."
Mar 27, 2016
Shirley Meyer Blankenship commented on Shirley Meyer Blankenship's blog post Harpinar Demo
"Thank you Joseph!"
Mar 17, 2016
Joseph Harry commented on Shirley Meyer Blankenship's blog post Harpinar Demo
"Hello Shirley I think you meant this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUPbWTPgkHs&feature=youtu.be"
Mar 17, 2016
keith perreur-lloyd left a comment for Shirley Meyer Blankenship
".....charmed Madame !"
Mar 16, 2016
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Mar 16, 2016
Shirley Meyer Blankenship posted a status
"New: The Harpinar Demo: https://youtu.be/yUPbWTPgkHs designed to assist composers in the creation of viable harp notation."
Mar 16, 2016
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Shirley Meyer Blankenship's discussion Horribly Wrttten Harp Scores
"Hello Shirley, Please consider making a stop at the Forum every once in a while.  It's nice to hear from you and your music."
Jan 5, 2016

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
New Music
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Champaign, Illinois
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am currently being archived at the Sousa Archives, University of Illinois under the name Shirley Meyer Blankenship. I was the first woman to receive a doctorate of musical arts degree in composition from the University of Illinois. At this time, I wish to contribute my skills as a harpist and composer to the creation of new harp music-either solo, ensemble or symphonic parts. I am also a violinist and pianist. In 2010, I completed the recording of 100 piano pieces in a collection by composer Robert Martin entitled: Mt. Fuji. In 2008, I recorded The Owl and the Pussycat for flute and harp, also by Martin, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. This recording is included in an album entitled: Metamorphosis.
Website:
www.theharplegacyproject.com

I am currently working on a Harp Legacy Project.  As part of this process, I'm connecting with interested composers who wish to particiapte.

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Harpinar Demo

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The Harp Legacy Project Website

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 7:23am 2 Comments

Announcement:  The Harp Legacy Project Website is now online and in process: www.theharplegacyproject.com

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At 2:01pm on June 11, 2016, Jacob A. Barton said…

I have a piece I wrote for harp studio that I'm going to send your way.

At 2:01pm on June 11, 2016, Jacob A. Barton said…

Good to see you alive and kickin' Dr.!

At 7:23pm on March 27, 2016, Greg A Steinke said…

Thank you. Glad to be here.

At 11:05am on March 16, 2016, keith perreur-lloyd said…

.....charmed Madame !

At 3:38pm on July 19, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
Hi Shirley.  I enjoyed listening to your music.  Wow! Do you really play all those instruments I see in your photos?  Sitar, harp, piano.  :)
At 11:45am on June 23, 2011, Chris Merritt said…

Hi Shirley,

 

Can you hear any sounds on your computer?  Or is the only thing not making sound this problem?

At 2:44pm on May 23, 2011, Panos Chatzigeorgiadis said…
Dear Shirley glad that you are connected to my homeland in this way,i will definitely check your music and we keep in touch,cheers Panos
 
 
 

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