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I specialize in building musical instruments out of reused/repurposed materials (what you would call “trash” and I would call a “resource"), and then making connections to science, the environment, literacy, and cultural studies.
My instruments have performed in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Smithsonian Institution among many other venues, and I was nominated for a a Grammy Award and a Drama Desk Award for the onstage instruments made from beach trash that I built for the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit “Once on This Island”.
I’ve been a Kennedy Center Arts-in-Education facilitator since 2006 presenting hundreds of live and virtual programs in over 40 states and overseas. As an Arts Integration specialist, my programs focus on connections between the arts and other subjects. Building musical instruments from found objects is a great STEAM exercise, and each and every one of my programs contains lots of useful information about incorporating environmental issues into everyday classroom life.