Stacey Sharpe
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Member Since: March 16, 2021
Last Visit:September 27, 2022

Stacey Sharpe

A native of Suffolk, Virginia, Stacey Sharpe began music at an early age when she enrolled in piano lessons at six years old and violin lessons at twelve years old. Among her teachers were Karey Sitzler, Tracy McDonald, Allegra Havens, and Molly Sharp. Stacey was a fourth-year graduate of the Norfolk Governor’s School for the Arts Instrumental Music Department where she studied violin and served as Concertmaster of the Orchestra. She also graduated as Valedictorian of her class at the Governor’s School for the Arts. Stacey has been very involved in her church, East End Baptist Church, where she performs and teaches piano, violin, and voice. She has also taught music in various settings, such as: Children’s Church for East End Baptist Church, Karey Sitzler’s String Chamber Music Camp where she was Co-Director, masterclasses, private lessons, and international mission trips to Trinidad, Panama, and Guatemala.

Stacey Sharpe received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University where she studied violin under Susanna Klein. During her freshman year of college, Stacey was the winner of the Virginia Commonwealth University 2017 Concerto Competition. Stacey has also had the opportunity to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference Collegiate Recital. Stacey has served as the Concert Master for the Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony and the Vice President of the Virginia Commonwealth University Collegiate Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. In addition, Stacey was selected by the VCU Music Faculty to receive the Overall Exceptional Achievement Award. She is also a member of the League of American Orchestras and the International Alliance of Women in Music. In the Fall of 2020, Stacey Sharpe was interviewed for the International Alliance of Women in Music Journal where she discussed the lack of representation in the music industry. Stacey was featured in the #myVCUarts series as well as on the National Geographic Instagram page. Stacey has performed in masterclasses for Emily Ondracek, Erika Sato, Ross Winter, and Inmo Yang, former prize winner of the Menuhin Violin Competition.

Stacey is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance at Florida State University where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant to Dr. Shannon Thomas. Stacey is also the recipient of the prestigious Wilson-Auzenne Graduate Assistantship for Minorities. An avid performer, Stacey has served as Principal Second of the University Symphony Orchestra at Florida State University. She has also performed with professional ensembles such as the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Panama City Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Passionate about educating the next generation, Stacey is also a Violin and Piano Instructor at Thomasville Road Academy of the Arts. 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 about the true beauty of music.

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