Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Bill Pere

Bill Pere, Connecticut's 1995 State Troubadour, is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter recognized from New York to Los Angeles as a gifted educator and performer, His many recordings capture significant events in New England history and address important social and educational issues. Bill is Founder of L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) using the power of popular music to produce positive social action, involving kids in music and theater production to show they can make a difference in the lives of others. (visit /www.lunchensemble.com) As a certified public educator and Bill presents workshops and performances at conferences, festivals, schools and colleges around the country, and had developed several original curriculum integration programs, using music as a hub for teaching science, technology, social studies, math , and language arts. Bill is the author many internationally published articles on songwriting, is the President of the Connecticut Songwriters Assoc. (http://www.ctsongs.com). His songwriting reference book "Songcrafters' Coloring Book" is an industry standard, in use on six continents (http://www.songcrafterscoloringbook.com). He is the director of the Connecticut Songwriting Academy.

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Additional Links: 
Complete listing of audio samples, song descriptions, and lyrics for all of Bill's published songs.
A collection of videos from many performances and songs, both solo and with the full LUNCH ensemble

I Have Worked With

  • December 2014

    State: CT
    Date:2008-present
    Activity: Concert/drama holiday presentation
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  • October 2014

    State: CA, MA, CT, WV, PA
    Date: 2003-present
    Activity: Workshop presentations
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  • October 2014

    State: CA
    Date: 10/2014
    Activity: Concert/Performance
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Bill
Job Title/Position: 
Singer-Songwriter & Event Presenter
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 511
Mystic, CT 06355
Physical Address: 
PO Box 511
Mystic, CT 06355
Last Name: 
Pere
Phone: 
860-572-9285

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Music - Children's
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - Traditional
Theater - Musical
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
CT Songwriters Association
Local United Network to Combat Hunger
Mystic Chamber of Commerce
SongsAlive!
CT Music Educators Assoc.
Folk Alliance
Independent Music Conference
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Awards: 
Complete listing at www.billpere.com
Grammy Award (songwriter) - 2012
Offical CT State Troubadour '95
CT Songwriter of the Year '91
National Independent Artist of the Year 2003
Lifetime Achievement Award, CSA '04
Music Connection "Top 50 Innovators and Guiding Lights" - 2010
Hunger-Fighting Hero (Cheerios Box) 2008
Harry Chapin Grassroots Award - 2005
Mystic Chamber of Commerce Annual Service Award '97
CSA Music Education Award '93
Parents Choice - 1994
CT Renaissance Award 1994
AFP Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year- 2011
...and more....

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Depends on the program. Inquire bill@billpere.comStandard stage/sound system. Specifics depend on whether the presentation is solo, duet, quartet or full Ensemble of 20.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
15

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults