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Mari Black

Mari Black

Mari Black is an active multistyle violinist and teacher, whose work draws on many diverse musical styles including jazz, tango, folk, western classical, as well as Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling. Her performances take her everywhere from Canadian fiddle festivals and Scottish highland games to the stage of Carnegie Hall. Mari has taught at the Mark O’Connor fiddle camp, the Kinhaven Music Festival, and the Boston Youth Symphony’s Intensive Community Program. Her guest workshops include appearances at the Yale School of Music, Boston University School of Fine Arts, New York’s School for Strings, the American String Teachers’ Association national conference. Most recently, Mari served as the Professor of Music at Bunker Hill Community College, where she spent two years developing the framework for a new multistyle music program that produced ground-breaking interdisciplinary arts performances. Mari is currently completing her doctorate work at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where her research focuses on the development of college-level multistyle string programs.

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