Mary Sue Sklarevski papers
- Sklarevski, Mary Sue (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
In her career, Sklarevski taught music at a handful of local schools including Towsontown Junior High School and Cockeysville Junior High School. A talented composer, Sklarevski published countless works and had them performed in the community. Performances include those done by the Allegany Community College Singers as well as her own students. One particular song, At the Inn, was picked up by Voice of America and broadcast around the world.
Many of Sklarevski's poems have also earned her acclaim. As a distinguished member of the International Society of Poets, Sklarevski published several poems in a national anthology of poetry.
In 1965, Sklarevski worked with visual artist Marjorie Joy Turner Mele to create a color chart of the Bach inventions. The chart shows the duration and relationship of the melodic and harmonic lines in a piece of music. Sklarevski and Mele copyrighted the “Quarter-Tone Scale” which was used to enhance various half-tone scales.