Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Violinist Eudice Shapiro Dies at 93

Eudice Shapiro led a most interesting life. She was the first woman to be a concertmaster with a Hollywood studio orchestra, simultaneously holding that position at both RKO and Paramount. She played in studio orchestras for over two decades.

She had taught at USC's Thornton School of Music since 1956 and was still teaching earlier this year. Her 50th anniversary with the university was celebrated a year ago this month.

More at the Daily Trojan.


Blogger Dana said...

Laura, how delicious to learn about these two immensely talented and successful women that I was unfamiliar with (Eudice Shapiro and Edith Jones). That they are not more widely known is surprising but then the media seems more obsessed with force feeding us bimbos instead of real women. Thanks!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm delighted you enjoyed learning about them as much as I did. Two relatively unsung women who contributed immeasurably to the cultural life of our nation over the last half century.

Best wishes,

11:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

PS Just a note that I made a correction to the Jones post -- her first name is actually Judith, and I somehow turned that into Edith...


11:20 PM  

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