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Josanne Francis in Concert at Strathmore

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Josanne Francis in Concert at Strathmore

Time: June 23, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Madison At Starthmore
Street: 10701 Rockville Pike
City/Town: North Bethesda, MD, USA
Website or Map: https://www.strathmore.org/ev…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Dale S. Rosenthal
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2018

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Greetings, everyone!

I'm super excited to be presenting 2 concerts at the Strathmore Mansion this month.

 The two (very different!) concerts will be on June 13th and June 27th at 7:30pm.

After beginning her musical education at age 8, Josanne Francis found her voice in the steelpan. Francis was a natural pannist (steelpan musician), and her hard work and musical ability landed her a scholarship to the University of Southern Mississippi where she studied percussion and music education. Francis then moved on to Northern Illinois University (NIU) to study steelpan at the graduate level, honing her skills even further. Francis is a highly sought-after pannist, having acted as a guest artist at schools and steelpan festivals around the country. Francis currently serves as the artistic director of the Cultural Academy for Excellence, where she uses the steelpan to bring music education to after-school and weekend programs.

  • While at NIU, Francis won the 2013–14 NIU Concerto Competition, as well as the 2014 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, leading to her Carnegie Hall recital—the first in history for a steelpan soloist.
  • Francis has performed as a guest artist and clinician at steelpan festivals and schools around the United States, including a stint as a guest clinician at Humboldt State University in California.
  • In 2014, Francis was a guest musician on Bravo’s Top Chef.

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