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Stacey Sharpe

2024 Violin A

A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Stacey Sharpe began music when she was enrolled in piano lessons at six years old and violin lessons at twelve years old.  Stacey Sharpe received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied with Susanna Klein. During her freshman year of college, Stacey was the winner of the Virginia Commonwealth University Concerto Competition.

As an author, Stacey has written a variety of articles including, “Because of COVID-19… The Impact of the Pandemic on My Music School Experience,” and “R-E-S-P-E-C-T Underrepresented Composers” for Violinist.com. Stacey has performed in masterclasses artists such as Inmo Yang, former prize winner of the Menuhin Violin Competition and Grammy award winning artists such as the Parker Quartet and Melissa White.

Stacey received her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance at Florida State University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music degree. In her time at FSU, Stacey has served as a Graduate Assistant to Dr. Shannon Thomas. She is currently a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and was previously the recipient of the Wilson-Auzenne Graduate Assistantship for Minorities during her master’s degree. Sharpe performs regularly with professional ensembles such as the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Passionate about education, Stacey is a Violin and Piano Instructor at Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts. Stacey’s principal teachers include Dr. Shannon Thomas, Susanna Klein, Karey Sitzler, Allegra Havens, and Molly Sharp. In the future, Stacey will pursue her dreams of performing with a symphony orchestra or a chamber ensemble and educating the next generation of artists.