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Nancy Shear Arts Services is unique in its strong background in the performing arts in both the artistic and business areas, its high credibility and solid reputation, its attention to detail and quality, and its flexible and creative approach to all facets of its work. The office comprises individuals who have multi-faceted skills: expertise in the music business; experience and skill in media relations; multi-lingual communication; and true musicianship with years of formal training. The energy, imagination and good spirits of the agency make it an enjoyable as well as effective office with which to work.

Nancy  ShearNancy Shear, President
Nancy Shear's background includes 20 years as an orchestra librarian (for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute, Leopold Stokowski, International Festival of Youth Orchestras, and various music publishing and record companies), as well as more than three decades in public relations. She is also on "the other side" of the media as writer and broadcaster. Her strong and diverse background allows her to provide unique and valuable services as consultant and adviser.

In addition to her business activities, Ms. Shear has presented pre-concert lectures for organizations such as the New York Philharmonic (11 years), Philadelphia Orchestra, Caramoor Festival, New Jersey Symphony and others. She has been active as broadcaster on public and commercial radio as host, writer and producer, hosting her own interview shows on WNYC-FM as well as various specials. She has served as host of the New York Philharmonic live national broadcasts (syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network) and the New Jersey Symphony series (syndicated by the American Public Radio Network), among other programs.

She is also a frequently-published writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Musical America, Ovation, Lincoln Center Stagebill, the New York Times and Symphony Magazine. She has written entries on musical subjects for the 1992 Encyclopedia of New York co-published by Yale University Press and the New-York Historical Society, and has written a book on the cultural phenomenon of The Three Tenors (published by Metro Books in 1998). She was commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra to write a short book, The Philadelphia Orchestra Story, which was distributed nationally for a period of five years.

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