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Accomplishments, artistry, and Australia? A peek into the life of Michael Sheppard / Classical Post

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Michael Sheppard - Phenomenal pianist. Penetrating musicianship. Virtuosic soloist.

These words-and many others-have been written into permanence in infinite reviews, ovations, and awards to describe Michael Sheppard. Though Michael's accomplishments are innumerable when it comes to his most well-known art, piano, he (like many other artistic and talented musicians), stands at the crossroads of several different career paths.

Michael is a soloist-he's performed solo recitals and concertos in concert halls around the world; in 2003 he was a Classical Fellow of the American Pianists Association where he toured Southern Asia and the Middle East in collaboration with the Cultural Programs Division of the USD of State. Michael is a composer-often creating and performing his own compositions. And Michael is a teacher-he's worked at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Peabody Conservatory where he shares his love and understanding of music and the artistic process with future generations.

If it weren't cliché to call Michael a triple threat, this is the part where we likely would crown him with that title. 

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