Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Steve Ferraris

I am a percussionist trained in and specializing in West African and Afro-Cuban hand-drumming. I have 30 years experience in Arts-in-Education teaching and school performances. My residency programs are known for energizing and galvanizing the entire school community during and after the culminating performances. I've taught hand-drumming at the Univesity of Vermont since 2005. I am available for assemblies, workshops and artist residencies in Afro-Cuban drumming and W. African drumming and dance. All residencies are customized to meet the school's scope, scheduling and budget.  

I provide the instruments of an authentic African djembe drum orchestra for all workshops and residencies.

All residencies include:

  • Opening Assembly for the whole school 
  • 4 classes per day 
  • Costume making 
  • Teacher workshop
  • Culminating performance event

  

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Steve
Job Title/Position: 
Drummer/Arts-in-Education
Mailing Address: 
1011 Rt 5 North
Norwich, VT 05055
Physical Address: 
1011 Rt 5 North
Norwich, VT 05055
Last Name: 
Ferraris
Phone: 
802-683-0006

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Events Per Year: 
35
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
People who do not speak, people of short stature, people with learning disabilities.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
2 microphones
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000