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Sharkey and Bettison Speak at Wuhan Conservatory Anniversary

IMG_0897Peabody Director Jeffrey Sharkey and composition faculty member Oscar Bettison attended and spoke at the 60th anniversary of the Wuhan Conservatory in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, on November 15. Sharkey was the only “Westerner” asked to speak at the main ceremony before 1,000 guests. The US consular officer was in attendance and representatives from nine Chinese conservatories as well as overseas reps from Birmingham (UK), Canada, Japan, Sydney – who all took part in a principals forum on educating talented musicians today.

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