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Serap Bastepe-Gray Featured in She Shreds Magazine

Serap-Bastepe-Gray-500x500Faculty artist Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar) was featured in the April 2019 edition of She Shreds magazine in an article titled “A Seat at the Table: The Women in Higher Guitar Education.” It noted her work in her joint appointment at both Peabody and the School of Medicine as the co-founder of the JHU Center for Music and Medicine, her creation of the online class Playing Well, her coaching and direction of the Conservatory’s guitar ensemble program, and her work in the design and development of the prototype SmartGuitar as a tool for research and Guitar pedagogy. The article cited her as a “standout, innovative educator…applying her unique expertise in both music and occupational therapy.” Other schools with notable women guitar faculty mentioned in the article included, The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music and Princeton University.

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