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Susan Rawcliffe

Susan Rawcliffe in her studio at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Susan Rawcliffe is an American ceramist, musician, and instrument maker who draws on her experience of replicating and playing ancient clay flutes to create original ceramic instruments.

Image credit: Susan Rawcliffe in her studio at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, by Gene Ogami.

Ellen Fullman

Ellen Fullman playing one of her invented instruments.

Ellen Fullman is an American artist, composer, performer, and instrument inventor. She began experimenting with extended lengths of wire in 1980, and is best known for inventing the Long String Instrument.

Image credit: Photo by Wendy Couteau.

We are pleased to add 113 articles to Grove Music Online, including additions from the UpdateGMO program, new articles in the Southeastern and East Central Europe collection, and new content from AmeriGrove and the Instruments Dictionary. Read more about the changes in What's New.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

Close up of a conductor hand with sheet music in the background

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Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants update your article(s)? Let us know.