Making Music with Found Instruments

Saturday, June 11th | 10:30am

Teaching artist Josanne Francis will lead this fun and engaging workshop in which you will make music on instruments found at home! Whether it is a pot, a frying pan, or a cheese grater, creative rhythms will be built together on the most delightfully unusual instruments. Music is everywhere at The Kreeger Museum, an instrument will be supplied if you happen to forget yours. This workshop is recommended for young artists ages 3-7. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

Registration: $15

About the Artist

Born and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Josanne Francis is an internationally known steelpan performer and music educator. Her music delivers that special 'extra' that separates her from even the greats, and catapults listeners into a unique and exceptional place.

With hands that seem to float like the wings of a butterfly with a 'wand-like' touch, her music is not devoid of power when needed. Ms. Francis' music blends together and draws influences from traditional Calypso music, Jazz, Indian, Funk, Rock and Classical music- a unique mix which is not typical for the instrument.

Josanne has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Strathmore Music Center; and has appeared as a guest artist at festivals and universities across the United States and internationally, including the San Juan Conservatory of Music, San Juan Puerto Rico and the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Haiti.

Josanne served as one of 6 Artists in Residence at Strathmore for the 2017-2018 season. She currently runs her very own educational steelpan program Steel on Wheels.

Educational Background:
Ph. D. Music Education, University of Maryland (in progress)
Master of Music, Northern Illinois University (2014)
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi (2012)

Please note that this class will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.

Limited parking is available on site.

Masks are required in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status at The Kreeger Museum.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to cancel so we can offer your spot to someone else. No refunds will be issued within the 24 hours before the program.