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Martha Mooke

Martha Mooke


Martha Mooke is a pioneering electric violist/composer, highly regarded for her artistry, music advocacy and innovative educational programs. A Yamaha Artist and leading clinician on electric and progressive string playing, Mooke has performed with Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Philip Glass, Elton John, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Andrea Bocelli, Star Wars in Concert, Tony Bennett, Beatboxing legend Rahzel and many others.

She is Founder and Artistic Director of the Scorchio Quartet featured on Bowie’s album "Heathen" and received the prestigious ASCAP Concert Music Award for creating ASCAP's new music showcase THRU THE WALLS, featuring composer/performers whose work defies categorization.

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Many years ago I was presenting a workshop entitled “The Power of Strings: Plugging In!” at a statewide music educators conference. The participants were all music teachers who had never played electric string instruments but were either planning to

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