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Terran Doehrer

Website:
Email: info@modalmusic.com
Phone: 847-864-1022

Artist Statement: Founded in 1990, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes bring worlds of music and dance to students. Awareness of the world and history increase as students drum, sing, and dance to acoustic ethnic music from over 20 cultures: Balkan Gypsy to French Canadian. Members Jutta Distler and Terran Doehrer teach at Chicago's Arcturus Waldorf Teacher Training Program.

Experiences & Accomplishments: Terran Doehrer's 1st band, Balkan Rhythm Band, won the National Association of Independent Record Distributors' 1983 "Best Ethnic Release" award for its Flying Fish LP. He also founded Chicagoland's 1st Klezmer band, Ensemble M'chaiya, officially recognized by Mayor Daley for its contribution to Chicago's culture. Jutta Distler teaches Speech Formation and, with Terran, teaches dance at Chicago's Arcturus Waldorf Teacher Training Program.

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: "Meet Your Neighbor's Folk Music" brings worlds of music and dance to students of all ages by getting them singing, drumming, and dancing to the band's acoustic presentations of ethnic music from over twenty cultures. "Dancing to a Different Drummer" actively increases student awareness of the world and culture while enhancing their physical and social skills by doing traditional Ethnic and Ballroom dances that cause participants to cross their midline, critical to cross-hemispheric communication in the brain. "Balkan Beats Music and Dance Residency" for Orchestras, Bands, and Music Appreciation Classes explores the special rhythms and scales of Balkan music which are becoming an increasingly important part of today's music.

Tom Kastle

Website:
Email: tom@tomkastle.com
Phone: 773-575-7244

Artist Statement: Singer, songwriter, actor, and sailor who has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Worked as a residency artist, performer and educator (environmental science/sail training) aboard sailing ships. Faculty member Old Town School of Folk Music Hosted a documentary on the Battle of Lake Erie nominated for an Emmy Award.

Experiences & Accomplishments: Founder and co-director of Chicago Maritime Festival whose outreach program has served 1,200-4,000 students per year. - Founder of Chinquapin Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, Peoria, IL. - Residency Artist for Illinois Arts Council 10 years. - Captain of square topsail sloop Friends Good Will, Michigan Maritime Museum. - Lantern Bearer Award International Folk Alliance. - Faculty Old Town School of Folk Music. - Touring performer for 30 years throughout US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. - Hosted Bicentennial Battle of Lake Erie documentary nominated for Emmy Award. - Narrator Candid Concert Opera Company.

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Most of his programs focus on maritime topics. As an artist, performer, educator, and professional mariner, he can provide a "hands on" approach to discovering, appreciating and performing maritime themes in diverse settings.

Shari Sarazin

Website:
Email: wprwil@mchsi.com
Phone: 608-347-7029

Artist Statement: Celtic Harpist/Vocalist/Composer/Storyteller has been performing and presenting educational programs for over 40 years. Her passion for music & performance is very apparent in her unique Celtic Harp & Song programs. Her programs are entertaining, educational, interactive, joyous, and whimsical... Music for the mind, body, & soul!

Experiences & Accomplishments: Shari has been performing for over 40 years as an accomplished singer, musician and songwriter/composer. She has studied quite extensively voice, piano, composition, performance, Celtic Harp, theater and dance. She taught High School music and choir, as well as private voice and harp. Her repertoire is vast and many pieces are original songs. The programs she creates are very well rounded and strives to involve the imagination of listeners as well as entertaining and educating them. For the past several years, she has entertained & educated many audiences across the Midwest, averaging well over 500 performances yearly. One of Shari's greatest accomplishments is being the composer and performer of Wisconsin's official state ballad, "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams."

Type of Programming: In School Performances

Program Description: Shari brings to each presentation more than 40 years of music performance and educational experience. Her programs include traditional Celtic, American, and original music while incorporating education, interaction, music therapy, imagery, motivation, body movement and rhythm, and tons of fun! Shari creatively weaves together the magical music of the Celtic harp with her uniquely soothing vocals. Each program is highlighted with a presentation of her original composition "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams," Wisconsin's official state ballad. Shari also offers young adult & adult programs, "Mystical, Magical, Merriment of the Celtic Harp". Experience the magic of an ancient stringed instrument woven with sweet lyrical vocals. Shari can also customize a program for individual needs.

Ken Lonnquist

Website:
Email: ken@kenland.com
Phone: 608-249-7714

Artist Statement: Ken Lonnquist has traveled widely as “Minstrel for the Environment” in K-12 schools and colleges. He's released a series of acclaimed recordings, and is widely loved as a family entertainer. From musical theater to topical humor, kids songs to nature ballads... his charm and energy as a live performer remain the heart of his work.

Experiences & Accomplishments: Parent's Choice - Parent's Guide To Children's Media Award - Children's Music Web - Wisconsin Area Music Industry Children's Performer Of The Year - 11-Time Dane County Kids Magazine Family Favorite Entertainer - 3-Time Madison Magazine "Best Of Madison" Gold Award-Winner / Children's Musician - Isthmus "Madison's Favorite" Performer and Singer-Songwriter - Scores of Artist-In-Residency experiences conducted in schools around Wisconsin and and the U.S. - Thousands of concerts in schools, colleges and festivals. - Led numerous arts-in-education workshops at colleges and schools. - Composed over a dozen full-scale musicals for Children's Theater of Madison.

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: Concert performances are high-energy and involve audience participation. Performances surrounds nature & environment, imagination & fun, reading & writing and Wisconsin places & history. Residencies focus on song writing with creative writing & imagination, curriculum topics, and various themes such as nature, holidays, seasons and rhyming narration.

David HB Drake

Website:
Email: orgarts@gmail.com
Phone: 4141-702-6053

Artist Statement: David HB Drake has toured Midwestern schools, parks and libraries for over 30 years presenting state history and reading as multimedia programs, family events, and environmental folk music performed on guitar, banjo, dulcimer, concertina, and Native flute. He has received WAMI Folk Artist of the Year and Parents Choice Children's Music award.

Experiences & Accomplishments: DAVID HB DRAKE has been called "a gentle troubadour" and "elemental folksinger". His music is inspired by his voyages across Midwestern prairies and the waters of the Great Lakes. He has performed for more than twenty-five years in a wide variety of art forms for all ages. David was named "Folk / Acoustic Music Artist of the Year"and "Family Performer of the Year " by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry and the Arts Wisconsin Community Arts Development Award for service to the arts. The Folk Alliance Region Midwest presented the "Lantern Bearer" Life Achievement Award and his KIDSTUFF album received a "Parents' Choice" award for outstanding children's music. David is a regular performer at regional folk festivals, Wisconsin State Fair, Old World Wisconsin, coffeehouses, colleges, community centers, libraries, and nature centers throughout the Midwest. He is also a frequent visitor to schools and elder care centers, where his WISCON-SING show presents a musical history of our state.

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: WISCON-SING: The history of Wisconsin is presented with songs, stories, handmade instruments, and over 120 historic and scenic PowerPoint slides illustrating the songs! “Sing-along” slides assist the audience with the words. THE ILLUSTRATED SONG: Many popular folk songs have been illustrated as children’s books. David presents the pages of these artfully done books projected as sing-along slides while he sings the original songs and the audience sees the pages and words. KIDSTUFF: PARENTS CHOICE AWARD winner! A sing-along hootenanny for kids featuring some of America’s favorite folk tunes for younger ages. GATHER THE FAMILY: David presents a concert for all generations of peace and hope for the future. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: Every day is Earth Day in this concert of recycled songs for our planet. WORKSHOPS and IN-SERVICES: tailored to the school's needs.

Stuart Stotts

Website:
Email: stuart@stotts.com
Phone: 608-513-0724

Experiences & Accomplishments: Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller and author from Madison, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, and he gives over 200 shows a year for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops for teachers, parents and librarians. Stuart’s also worked extensively as an artist-in-residence in elementary, middle and high schools. He has released several award-winning recordings, and is also the author of The Bookcase Ghost: A collection of Wisconsin ghost stories, Books in a Box: Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin and We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World.

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits, In School Residencies

Program Description: In School assemblies featuring a focus on literacy, creativity, and cooperation. Short term residencies focusing on music and storytelling. Teacher workshops focusing on arts integration, storytelling, music.

Curriculum Integration: English & Language Arts

David Landau

Website:
Email: David.Landau75@gmail.com
Phone: 608-246-2057

Artist Statement: A former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, For the last 14 years, David has traveled throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest full-time performing shows for kids at schools, libraries, preschools, festivals, and celebrations of all kinds.

Experiences & Accomplishments: -Since 2002, David has performed over 250 shows each year -Winner of a Parents' Choice Award for his CD "Music for Kids" -"Madison's Best Children's Entertainment" by Madison Magazine -Was nominated for a "MAMA" (Madison Area Music Award) for best children's entertainer

Type of Programming: In School Performances, In School Workshops/Visits

Program Description: The shows are designed for young kids (K-5). David plays guitar and sing. His programs are upbeat musical programs that keep children engaged and constantly thinking. The kids sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch.

John Duggleby

Website:
Email: me@johnduggleby.com
Phone: 608-838-7834

Artist Statement: John Duggleby, an award-winning author of 12 books and hundreds of magazine articles, has labored in several underappreciated folk, 60s rock, Cajun, bluegrass and world music ensembles, but his main gig these days is playing (on guitar, uke and percussion) about 100 one-man shows a year for listeners of all ages at schools and other venues.

Experiences & Accomplishments: - Finalists in the Great American and Great River Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, and Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAS); as well as runner-up in the international www.SongoftheYear.com competition. - 2nd place for Singer/Songwriters in the Isthmus “Madison’s Favorites” reader’s poll.

Type of Programming: In School Performances

Program Description: In "Boogie in the Barnyard", John is dressed in a full chicken costume and serves a heaping helping of country pie from “Turkey in the Straw” to “There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens,” accompanied by guitar and other instruments. Also in the mix are John’s songs such as, “Don’t Be a Bully (Unless You’re a Male Cow)” There is plenty of (clean) barnyard humor and of course, the Chicken Dance! Audience participation is encouraged throughout. “All American Classics” is a loosely Americana themed show with several songs even a couple of dances selected from several of John's musical and author programs. The performance is loaded with interactivity, the audience is invited to sing along throughout, and engage direct participation in various ways during at least half the selections.

Curriculum Integration: Social Studies