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Prudence Johnson

St. Paul, MN
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Prudence Johnson’s long and happy career has landed her in two feature films (A River Runs Through It, A Prairie Home Companion), on national radio, and on musical theatre and concert stages across North America and occasionally Europe. She has released more than a dozen recordings, including albums of songs by the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, and Greg Brown, a collection of international lullabies, and the poetry of Edna St Vincent Millay set to music.

In recent years, her focus has been on creating multi-media works for concert and theater stages that blend performance with her interests in history and literature. Prudence received a Presidential Fellowship from Hamline University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in ’98. Other awards and grants include a McKnight Fellowship, an Artists Initiative grant from the MN State Arts Board, and several Arts Board tour-support grants. She also works at Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, and lives on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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Current Courses Offered by Prudence Johnson

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Ukulele II: Keep Strumming with Prudence Johnson

For students who've got a little practice under their belts, musician Prudence Johnson will offer Ukulele II to help beginners extend their skills. She'll explore diminished and bar chords and more complex progressions, as well as some melodies and strumming techniques. Students should be familiar with basic chord progressions in…
Fri, Sep 14th, 2018
Instructor: Prudence Johnson
2 hours
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Ukulele Intro with Prudence Johnson

Join Unplugged Featured Performer Prudence Johnson for an introduction to an instrument that goes anywhere, anyone can play, and is guaranteed to make you and those around you happy: the ukulele! Students, including total beginners, will learn a handful of basic, easy to play, chords on the ukulele that open…
Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Prudence Johnson