Serap Bastep-Gray

Serap Bastep-Gray
Guitar
Serap Bastep-Gray

 

Serap Bastepe-Gray (guitar) is a faculty artist at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she directs the Conservatory Guitar Ensemble Program. In 2016, an ensemble quartet in this program was awarded first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America’s ensemble competition. Her arrangements for guitar quartet of music by Latin Grammy-winning composer Fernando Otero was premiered at the Di Menna Center in NYC. Her composition for guitar quartet and oboe, Terra Originem, was given its world premiere at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore in conjunction with the African Renaissance exhibit. A sought-after lecturer and author with a broad background in medicine and occupational therapy, Dr. Bastepe-Gray is active in research and advocacy of musicians’ wellness and health. She is the co-founder of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Music and Medicine (CMM), sparking interdisciplinary research on musicians’ health and leading the establishment of a performing arts clinic at the Peabody. Her work in developing a SmartGuitar® to study optimal work tension in guitar performance has been featured in the Baltimore Sun and Hopkins Magazine among others. She serves on the International Board for Musicians’ Health and Wellness Special Interest Group of ISME, the Maryland State Medical Association (MedChi) Performing Arts Medicine Committee and Research and Education committees of Performing Arts Medicine Association.

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