Performers and Programs

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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Pelham, Ruth Special Event Keynote Address Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Ruth Pelham’s keynote addresses and presentations are filled with the passion, insight, inspiration, and humor that have been the foundation of her thirty five years of working as an educator, performer, and community builder. In that time, she has acquired the experience, credibility, and breath of knowledge that positions her as a role model for children who are seeking meaning and direction in their lives. Whether focusing on topics such as personal growth and empowerment, making positive choices, standing up for oneself and others, choosing a career and living ones dream, or finding hope and meaning in these troubled times, Ruth gears all presentations according to in-depth discussions with each library regarding their particular needs and goals. Songs and vignettes drawn from Ruth’s local and global experiences are integral aspects of all programs. Keynote Addresses can also be geared to adults for special library conferences, library board functions, or any other special event.
$501- $1000
Kingsley, Cyndi Swing and Light Jazz Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Cyndi Kingsley sings a selection of songs from the 20s through the 50s. Many of these songs were also sung by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Doris Day. Upbeat and fun. Inspires people to get up and dance if they wish. Show might include but not limited to songs such as: Nice and Easy Blue Moon Sentimental Journey Don't Get Around Much Anymore As Time Goes By Blue Skies
$101- $200
Sumner, Rachel Rockin' All Around the World Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Award-winning children's recording artist Rachel Sumner puts together a special concert each year to incorporate the summer reading theme. Her programs are available any year. She usually tours in NY State and Western PA the last week of July into early August. Please contact her for on-route bookings. Singing songs and telling stories that teach as well as entertain, she has gained fans young and old. Her music videos appear regularly on The Learning Channel's Ready, Set, Learn during Short Stuff. She can also be heard on children's radio, satellite and airline programming around the world. In addition to her concert performances, Rachel presents keynotes and workshops full of creative ideas, music and fun for educators, librarians, families and parents. She is a trained Arts Integrated Specialist with the Tennessee Arts Commission. She also works as an artist in residence with various arts organizations and is a Master Artist with the highly acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute.
$501- $1000
Roben, Terri Diversity Is Divine! Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Diversity is Divine! Let's learn some songs from around the world in different languages - African, Japanese, Spanish, French, and even sign language. What do we share in common and what makes us different? We'll have fun exploring the music that children of other cultures sing!
$101- $200
Lynda Folk, Little Folk's Music! Circle time Challenge! History,
Music,
Science
Circle time can be challenging for any librarian. Little Folk's Music takes it's class routine with parents on a journey of classroom dynamics. Keeping families involved with the medium that is being explored. Voice, silence and breath, maybe all that you need. This class falls under (Teacher the facilitator) or (teacher training program). Ms. Folk will be available to help mentor librarians through the process, in your program.
$351- $500
Collins, Dawn Mountain Dulcimer Introduction History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
The mountain dulcimer is a "user friendly" instrument that came to this country with our pioneer forefathers. In the first lesson, we’ll sing and play songs, and use a number system to learn (individually and as a group) about rhythm, ‘reading’ music notes for the dulcimer, and in future lessons advance to a few simple chords. Instruments are supplied for use during class. 
 We will use our ear and our voices in this interactive class. Dulcimers are available for use during class and may be rented or purchased for a nominal fee through instructor. If rented, they must be returned in same condition at end of class sessions. More info is available at time of contract negotiation. There is an option for building a dulcimer using a pre-made kit as part of program.
$201- $350
Muhlenbruck, Cara Tranquillity Flute and Guitar Duo Music
"Tranqullity" is a flute and guitar duo. We play everything from classical to jazz to popular music. Our website is: www.sonicbids.com/Tranquillity Please take a listen to our recordings! You can also view our DVD at this you tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FudbgAwK8lA We can provide you with various references if needed!
$201- $350
Alexander, Neil Wired For Sound: an overview of Electronic Music Music,
Science
I will give a 2 hour presentation on the history, tools & techniques of modern electronic music.
$351- $500
Wright, Gary Singing BOOKS! A Musical Magic Carpet Ride Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
This program artfully weaves literature, reading, & the arts into a colorful, informative tapestry. Our audience was mesmerized. -Karen Vandervoorst Travel with our magic carpet (Shel Silverstein poem) & company of 3 to baseball fields, country settings, & caribbean ports-of-call. Audiences sing-a-long & move-a-long to familar classic & future classic childrens songs. Top of the line live music, stunning projected imagery and fun colorful costume headwear further enhance our presentation of music & literature. Featured are songs from chapter book movies Charlie & the Chocolate Factory & The Wizard of Oz, & top picture books: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Playing Right Field, Down on Grandpas Farm/Mi Rancho, Inch by Inch (the Garden Song), This Land is Your Land, Down By the Bay, Don't Worry Be Happy, & more. Like being at a Broadway Show! Bookmaking workshops can also be combined with performances...5 of the titles we present can be made into mini-books with xeroxing, cutting & assembling from a single double sided piece of paper.
$1001- $3000
Munzer, Michael Holiday Fun with The East End Trio Music
Music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's performed with style, grace and originality along with a great mix of holiday favorites for the entire family.
$501- $1000
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