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 Beatrice <I>Sharp</I> Karan

Beatrice Sharp Karan

Birth
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 1 Dec 2009 (aged 91)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 45260512 · View Source
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Beatrice was valedictorian of her graduating class at Milwaukee's Riverside High School. In her teens, she won a prestigious national competition to study under the great master teacher and conductor, Rudolf Ganz, in Chicago. She then continued on to win numerous national and state piano performance awards. During WWII she performed a weekly classical radio show. Besides giving concerts, Beatrice taught a multitude of students in piano and composition. Many of her students went on to successful careers in music themselves. Beatrice was the first piano teacher in Wisconsin certified to offer High School credits in Music through private study and worked brilliantly with special needs students. Her accomplishments in the field of music were only surpassed by her dedication, love, loyalty, and inspiration that she passed on to her numerous descendents.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Karan. She is survived by her three children, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Jane Hatch
  • Added: 9 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45260512
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beatrice Sharp Karan (30 Mar 1918–1 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45260512, citing Anshai Lebowitz Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jane Hatch (contributor 47147687) .