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Gail Norine Sharp

Gail Norine Sharp

Gail Sharp comes from a family of mostly music educators, including her mother and three of her four sisters. Her father played the trumpet but chose to go into law. Gail grew up in the Cleveland, OH area and thrived in the rich music tradition of the city. 

Gail received degrees in music performance from Baldwin-Wallace University (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM). During her summers of graduate school, she performed in Europe with the Spoleto Festival and the Heidelberg Castle Festival, holding the position of Concertmaster in operas for both festivals.

Upon graduation, Gail won the Assistant Concertmaster position in the Savannah Symphony but instead was asked to fill the open Principal Second Violin position, which involved playing in the symphony string quartet. This quartet included two other members of the Columbus Symphony (Luis Biava and the now retired John Ewing). After two years in Savannah, Gail joined the Columbus Symphony and has played as a Section Violinist ever since.

Gail enjoys reading mostly fiction (thrillers and mysteries), cooking, working out, gardening while listening to audio books, and singing in her church choir. Her loves are her two cats Eleanore, a tortoiseshell rescue, and Franklin, an active, all-muscle tabby.