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Liz Sharma

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Elizabeth Sharma


Elizabeth (Liz) Sharma is a British composer and educator.

Ms. Sharma studied composition with Richard Arnell at Trinity College of Music, but became head of music in comprehensive schools. She ran choirs, orchestras, dance groups, steel bands, Indian music groups, and in response to student demand, Turkish, Somali and Chinese groups. She composed prolifically for her students, but the tough environments, and heavy work load meant she had to concentrate on composing for my schools rather than anything else.

Having lived and worked in very ethnically diverse communities, Ms. Sharma is interested in world music, and has written nine books, including Music Worldwide for Cambridge University Press. She also advised education authorities on world music programmes.

For seven years she was music coordinator in a special school, and wrote music for students with learning difficulties.

A more flexible work pattern since 2001 allowed Ms. Sharma to compose prolifically. and most of her instrumental and vocal music is performed both by adults and youth ensembles. She acted as composer in residence at a course for advanced wind players in France four times, and at a festival for bassoonists of all standards and ages in Leipzig twice.

She enjoys playing oboe, cor anglais, saxophones and recorders, and enjoys meeting people who are enthusiastic about music.

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