Shulamit Kleinerman was the recipient of Early Music America's Laurette Goldberg Award in June 2015, given to honor ongoing achievement in educational outreach. In 2005, Shula began the series of children's history day camps that evolved into Seattle Historical Arts for Kids. She received the national Outreach Award from Early Music America following the 2010 release of SHAK's innovative studio CD, Merry It Is!. A former preschool teacher, she maintains a private violin teaching studio in North Seattle. 

Specializing in the early "off-shoulder" playing position, Shula performs on the medieval vielle and renaissance and baroque violin. She was a founding member of the Elizabethan quartet Plaine & Easie, which won the 2009 North American EMA competition in medieval and renaissance music. Her solo CD was recorded during an artist residency at Jack Straw Productions. She has also performed with Utopia Early Music, Istanpitta, and The Christmas Revels in Houston, Portland OR, and Tacoma.

Shula has contributed program notes for presenters including the Berkeley Festival of Early Music and the Early Music Guild of Seattle. She has presented on music history at the University of Utah, Seattle University, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and Cornish College of the Arts. 

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