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Contact Info

Email:  flutejourney “at” yahoo dot com

Phone: 410-627-3062

 

Genres: Native American, World Flute, New Age, Meditative

Location: Baltimore, MD

Distribution: FluteJourney Records at music@janseiden.com

Performing Rights Organization: BMI

 

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About Jan

Immediately captivating, Jan’s soulful eloquence and exceptional technique transport listeners to a healing, inner tranquil state. Ms. Seiden’s music carries messages of global unity, peace and personal empowerment to federal agencies and to international humanitarian conferences and indigenous gatherings throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Ms. Seiden has appeared on CNN Headline News / Comcast and on Maryland Public TV for her healing work with the flute. Nominated for the 2009 Native American Music Award (NAMA), 2-time nominee for the Indian Summer Music Awards, she was a 2006 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and 2005 recipient of a grant from National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington, DC Arts Initiative.

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Jan Seiden:  Native American style and World Flutes

Immediately captivating, Jan’s soulful eloquence and exceptional technique transport listeners to an inner tranquil state, a journey of imagination and healing that endures far beyond the performance itself.  Evocative music of flutes from the ancient Anasazi people and other more contemporary indigenous nations flow with themes of nature and global unity.

Nominated for the 2009 Native American Music Award (NAMA), 2-time nominee for the Indian Summer Music Awards, a 2006 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and national First place winner of the 2002 Musical Echoes Native American flute competition, Seiden has performed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and many other concert stages across the U.S. both solo artist and as sharing stages with numerous Grammy-winners.  Ms. Seiden has presented at numerous federal agencies, including the U.S. EPA, USDA, and Dept. of Justice DEA where she was keynote speaker.  Ms. Seiden’s music carries messages of global unity, peace and personal empowerment to international humanitarian conferences and indigenous gatherings throughout the U.S. and Canada.  She has appeared on CNN Headline News / Comcast and on Maryland Public TV for her healing work with the flute as presented at national medical and environmental health conferences and various hospital patient groups at JohnsHopkinsHospital and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, among others.  Her work with Washington, DC inner city youth was funded by a grant in 2005 from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington, DC Arts Initiative.  Ms. Seiden is Composer, Recording Artist, Engineer and Producer of the soundtrack for the Chickasaw Indian play, Te Ata.  Funding for Ms. Seiden’s work was provided by a grant from the Ford Foundation’s Expressive Arts Program in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and award-winning Chickasaw playwright JudyLee Oliva. Te Ata’s 2012 season included performances at Oklahoma City University and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

For more information on Jan Seiden please visit:  www.janseiden.com

Full Bio

Jan Seiden:  Native American style and World Flutes

Jan Seiden’s moving and soulful eloquence speaks the language of the heart.  Evocative music of flutes from the ancient Anasazi people and other more contemporary indigenous nations flow with themes of nature and global unity.  A 2006 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and First Place winner of the 2002 Musical Echoes Native American Cultural Gathering’s national flute players’ competition, Seiden has performed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and many other concert stages across the U.S.  Woodland Winds, Seiden’s solo CD, was a 2004 nominee for the Indian Summer Music Awards.  Memory of Time, released in 2008, was nominated for the 2009 Indian Summer Music Awards and the NAMA (Native American Music Awards). This landmark recording is the first Anasazi flute release by a female artist. Her Te Ata Soundtrack project was funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation and Smithsonian’s NMAI.

Media appearances include interviews on CNN Headline News / Comcast for her healing work with the Native American flute and as representing the International Center for Artistic Development.  Jan has appeared on Maryland Public TV on several occasions and was filmed in 2007 for a cable TV program on spirituality and healing in medicine.  She has performed and presented programs at international peace through commerce and humanitarian conferences such as the InterAction Gala and at federal agencies including the U.S. Dept. of Treasury, U.S. Dept. of Justice, the DEA where she was 2008 Keynote Speaker, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, VA, and Andrews Air Force Base.  Her cultural enrichment and educational programs have been featured at organizations such as the University of Virginia Art Museum, the Strathmore Arts Foundation (MD), Marylhurst University (OR), Montgomery College (MD) and Andrews Air Force Base (MD).  Ms. Seiden received the honor of playing the national anthem at the U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters at Fort Belvoir (Virginia) for the 2007 and 2008 Native American Observances.

Ms. Seiden shares the healing power of her flutes at national medical and environmental health conferences and as featured speaker at medical centers.  She has presented programs for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, George Washington University’s Center for Integrative Medicine, The National Children’s Medical Center in DC, Kernan Hospital, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Workshop and concert programs in 2005 for inner city at-risk youth in Washington, DC were funded specifically for Ms. Seiden in conjunction with the Washington Parks and People Organization by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the D.C. Arts Initiative.

Ms. Seiden holds a Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and is owner, producer of FluteJourneyTM Records.  She has served as producer and sound engineer for a variety of projects, including: Soundtrack for the DVD slideshow, Triloka, an honoring of the Nations by Marie Wray; Nurturing Mindfulness Meditation CD with Amy Bloom Connolly, MS; a Meditation CD with Dr. Gillilan, Chief of Cardiology, St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and soundtrack for the Chickasaw play, Te Ata.  She served as Producer’s Consultant for “Two Trees” by Jewer/Mitran, who work for Harpo Productions (the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz shows).

Ms. Seiden is composer, recording artist and producer of the soundtrack for the Chickasaw Indian play, Te Ata.  Funding for Ms. Seiden’s work was provided by the Ford Foundation’s Expressive Arts Program in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and award-winning Chickasaw playwright JudyLee Oliva. Performances in 2012 included Oklahoma City University and the NMAI.

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Concert appearances include:

  • International Native American Flute Association Convention (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Indian Summer Festival (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Musical Echoes Native American Cultural Gathering and Flute Festival (FL)
  • American MusicFest (Harrisburg, PA)
    Potomac Flute Festival (Rockville, MD)
  • ZionCanyon Art and Flute Festival (Springdale, UT)
  • Oklahoma Flute Festival (Park Hill, OK)
  • Center Stage’s premier opening of the Israeli play, The Murder of Isaac (Baltimore, MD)
  • Center for Health, Environment and Safety, National Conference on Precaution
  • “Peace through Commerce” national conference
  • Various performance venues with Grammy-winners Mary Youngblood, Joanne Shenandoah, Tito LaRosa and Nammy-winners J.J. Kent, Arvel Bird and Jeff Ball

 

Ms. Seiden has presented programs and lectured at organizations including:

  • The SmithsonianMuseum’s Renwick Gallery
  • GeorgeWashingtonUniversity’s Center for Integrative Medicine (Washington, DC)
  • The JohnsHopkinsHospital, Bayview (Baltimore, MD)
  • The Dept. of Veterans Affairs Central Office (Washington, DC)
  • The U.S. Department of Treasury (Washington, DC)
  • The U.S. Department of Justice, keynote speaker and performer (Washington, DC)
  • The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Washington, DC)
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, DC)
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alaska Native & American Indian Intern Program
  • MarylhurstUniversity (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
  • Strathmore Arts Foundation (Bethesda, MD)
  • University of Virginia Art Museum (Charlottesville, VA)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraising events (Maryland)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s annual ALS  Conference (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”)
  • MarylandState Assembly; Maryland Occupational Therapy Legislative Committee
  • Women, Health and the Arts Conference at MontgomeryCollege, Rockville, MD
  • U. S. Army, FortBelvoir Army Materiel Command (VA)
  • InterAction Forum for Global Humanitarian Development and Relief (Washington, DC)

 

TV appearances:

  • CNN Headline News/Comcast Local Edition, 5-minute interview
  • Maryland Public TV “Calvert County: Once Upon a Time” commemorating the county’s 350th anniversary
  • Maryland Public TV for her healing work with the Native American flute and as a representative of the InternationalCenter for Artistic Development

Youth programs:

  • For inner city disadvantaged youth in Washington, D.C.
  • BaltimoreCityYMCAAfter-School Cultural Enrichment
  • National Children’s MedicalCenter, Mid-Atlantic Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Camp New Friends summer retreat.
  • Andrews Air Force Base after school youth program (Maryland)

Adult wellness programs:

  • KernanHospital in Baltimore, MD for hospital patients recovering from traumatic brain injury and neuromuscular diseases and those in deep coma.
  • Numerous Assisted Living Centers and Retirement Communities

Educational workshops:

  • Potomac Native American Flute Festival (Rockville, MD) 2004 – 2013
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Fall-In (Bedford, VA) 2004 and 2005
  • ZionCanyon Art and Flute Festival in Springdale, UT, 2006 – 2008
  • Oklahoma Flute Festival (Park Hill, OK) 2007 – 2008
  • Musical Echoes Festival in Fort Walton Beach, FL 2008
  • Native Rhythms Festival (Melbourne, FL 2009 – 2013)

Concerts and Programs serving the Native communities:

  • Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
  • The Smithsonian’s NationalMuseum of the American Indian (Washington, DC)
  • The Mohawk Nation in Caledonia, Ontario for their Water Ceremony for the Great Lakes
  • Wind Clan of the First Peoples, an intertribal lodge in Crewe, VA; concert and individual healing sessions at their annual lodge meeting
  • Native American Peoples of Verizon, Verizon Communications, in Silver Spring, MD
  • Baltimore Powwow for the BaltimoreAmericanIndianCenter in Baltimore, MD
  • American Indian Heritage Day,  JeffersonPattersonPark and Museum (2004 – 2006)
  • “Patuxent Encounters” at JeffersonPattersonPark and Museum (2007)
  • Inca Medicine Wheels with Yachai-Hampe
  • Accohannock powwow (Maryland)
  • Accohannock music festival (Maryland)
  • Honoring of Elders gathering, Maryland Mid-Atlantic Monacan Nation
  • Honoring dinner and ceremony for Muskogee elder Grandfather Bear Heart (Marcellus Williams) for the opening of the Smithsonian’s NationalMuseum of the American Indian
  • Intertribal Powwow and Kipona Festival in Harrisburg, PA
  • Fundraising concerts for CONAM in Baltimore, MD (2004 – 2007)

Honors and Awards:

  • 2002 awarded 1st place in the Musical Echoes National Native American Flute Competition
  • 2003 release of Woodland Winds solo CD
  • 2003 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid-Atlantic Commission on the Arts
  • 2004 Woodland Winds nominated for the Indian Summer Music Awards
  • 2006 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, Solo Instrumental
  • 2007 Performed the National Anthem for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Headquarters, Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • 2008 release of Memory of Time CD, ranked #19 by New Age Reporter
  • 2009 grant from the Ford Foundation in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and playwright JudyLee Oliva for the composition, recording and engineering of the soundtrack for the Chickasaw play, “Te Ata.”

Soundtracks featuring Ms. Seiden’s flute music:

  • The U.S. Botanic Garden’s audio guided tour (Washington, DC)
  • The JeffersonPattersonPark and Museum’s promotional video (St. Leonard, MD)
  • “Triloka” an honoring of the Nations, DVD by Marie Wray
  • “Te Ata” Chickasaw play. Funding provided by the Ford Foundation and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Expressive Arts Program

CD releases

  • Woodland Winds (2003) Nominated for 2004 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA)
  • Memory of Time (2008) Nominated for 2009 ISMA and Native American Music Awards
  • Te Ata Soundtrack (2012)

Ms. Seiden is Owner and Producer of FluteJourneyTM Records, which she established in 2003.

Through FluteJourneyTM Records Ms. Seiden has served as producer and sound engineer for various projects including:

  • Soundtrack for the DVD slideshow Triloka, an honoring of the Nations by Marie Wray
  • Newark Kenpo Karate International Demo Team soundtrack
  • American Kenpo Karate International Association work-out soundtrack
  • Audio greeting cards
  • Woodland Winds: Music of the Native American Flute by Jan Seiden
  • Meditation series (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) CD for the Baltimore S.H.I.N.E. program
  • Meditation CD with Dr. Gillilan, Chief of Cardiology, St.AgnesHospital (Baltimore, MD)
  • “Te Ata” Chickasaw play, soundtrack of compositions and CD of special effects

 

Ms. Seiden received her initial experience in audio engineering through Mitran Mitran Studio in Chicago, IL.  Mitran Mitran Studio held a 5-year contract as Music Producer for Harpo Productions and the Oprah Winfrey Show. They currently provide music for the Dr. Oz Show.

Ms. Seiden’s professional career includes a Master of Science degree from JohnsHopkinsUniversity, Bachelor of Science from CornellUniversity, and 22 years in biomedical research and administrative management in the field of Integrative Medicine.