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Joe Sherman (musician)

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Joseph “Joe” Sherman is an American educator and musician living in The Bronx. A music major graduate of Ithaca College who had transferred from the school of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, he taught mathematics in the public schools of New York City before being named in 1998 the founding principal of the High School for Violin and Dance in The Bronx, the first New York public high school to utilize an experimental, alternative mode of public education.[1] Although possessing a background as a jazz tenor saxophone player and bandleader, Sherman studied the violin, became a private violin teacher, and joined the Bronx Symphony Orchestra in 1981 as a violinist, later being named its conductor and managing director.[2][3]


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