Seona McDowell was born in India of English/ Irish parents. She grew up on a farm in New Zealand and later moved to Australia where she began performing. Seona won the OZ music award for Best Australian Folksinger two years in a row, toured with such stars as Roy Orbison and Don McClean, and had a program on Australian history in the schools for many years. She is now in America where she has been with the Ohio, Florida, and Maryland Arts Councils, and is performing constantly throughout most of the United States. The Maryland Arts Council put her through the Teaching Arts Institute program and in the summer of 2008 she instructed 100 teachers in arts integration for the Maryland Arts Teaching Institute.
Seona had an award winning program on NPR, "WCPN live with Seona McDowell," and does programs and concerts for schools, libraries, colleges and festivals. Playing guitar, autoharp and didgeridoo, she will have the audience singing, clapping, bush dancing, playing in her bush band as well as learning how to play the didgeridoo.
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The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High Street, 2nd Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-6108 tel: 614.224.1060 email:
All Riffe Center visitors must provide photo ID. Backpacks are not permitted in the building.