Shropshire’s peace of music

As published in the Campus Times

In 1999, on an ordinary afternoon, music instructor Liz Shropshire was driving to the home of one of her piano students while listening to National Public Radio. Shropshire, who has over 20 years of experience in instructing emotionally troubled students from four to 60 years of age, had an illustrious career as a teacher in Los Angeles.

But her afternoon went from ordinary to life altering after she heard one particular story that troubled her. The NPR news reporter was interviewing women who were thrown out of their homes in Kosovo and had to resort to living in refugee camps in Albania. The conditions of their homeland were abysmal — former president of the Socialist Republic of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic’s ethnic cleansing of Kosovo’s minorities and the retaliatory NATO bombings left them husbandless and sonless. All that they had left were their firsthand youngest children and the clothes on their backs.

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In 1999, on an ordinary afternoon, music instructor Liz Shropshire was driving to the home of one of her piano students while listening to National Public Radio. Shropshire, who has over 20 years of experience in instructing emotionally troubled students from four to 60 years of age, had an illustrious career as a teacher in Los Angeles.

But her afternoon went from ordinary to life altering after she heard one particular story that troubled her. The NPR news reporter was interviewing women who were thrown out of their homes in Kosovo and had to resort to living in refugee camps in Albania. The conditions of their homeland were abysmal — former president of the Socialist Republic of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic’s ethnic cleansing of Kosovo’s minorities and the retaliatory NATO bombings left them husbandless and sonless. All that they had left were their firsthand youngest children and the clothes on their backs.

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