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Joanne Hammil, a nationally touring performer, songwriter and educator, presents lively, participatory concerts and workshops in addition to directing several choruses in the greater Boston area. Her many programs for community sings, schools, festivals and institutes, and engaging workshops take her from coast to coast. Her original songs for adults and children have received the highest acclaim and can be heard on her two children's recordings, Pizza Boogie and The World's Gonna Listen!, her (mostly for adults) recordings of 53 of her original rounds on her Rounds & Partner Songs Vol.1 & Vol.2, and Joanne's brand new release Don't Give Me a Label of her original songs for adults (not rounds) recorded at concerts and studios over the years!

"You are one of the best songwriters I know..." -Pete Seeger
Joanne is joined by Pete Seeger on guitar as she directs a chorus of children and adults (and the audience!) singing the South African freedom song 'Siyahamba' at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the of 1963 March on Washington. This video was shot on August 28th, 2013 in Boston, MA by an audience member from one of the children's schools.

Joanne Inspires Boston Voyager!
Joanne is a featured interview in the March 2019 issue of Boston Voyager Magazine. "Inspiring Stories" presents a comprehensive view of the history and span of Joanne's musical career. Check it out on the Boston Voyager website!

Joanne Receives a Magic Penny!
Joanne will be receiving the highly distinguished Magic Penny Award at The Children's Music Network annual conference on Sept 18th 2011 in Hyannis MA. This is a lifetime honor and she will be the 11th person to receive the prestigious distinction named after the famous song by the first recipient, Malvina Reynolds. There will be an hour and a half devoted to Joanne's music, with many conferees singing her songs and her praises. Joanne's son, Adam Ezra, will also be in attendance and joining Joanne in a song or two! Come to the CMN conference and share in this exciting event and a weekend full of wonderful musicians, workshops, connections and ideas!
Click Here for more information on the CMN Conference and the Magic Penny Award
Click Here for information on all of the Magic Penny Award Winners

"Dreams of Harmony" now in Teaching Tolerance's "I Will Be Your Friend"!
Joanne's song "Dreams of Harmony" (Recorded on 18 different CDs!) is included in the wonderful collection of empowering and important songs put out by Teaching Tolerance, called "I Will Be Your Friend". The beautifully made book and CD, includes songs in a multitude of styles from artists Louis Armstrong, Guy Davis, Sally Rogers, Woody Guthrie, Ella Jenkins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and many more! Copies of this amazing set are available for FREE if you are a teacher or work with children for an organization.
More information here!

"One Family" gets Funky!
Joanne's song "One Family" is published in Silver-Burdett's 7th grade Making Music text book along with a great funk-jazz version they made of this universally loved song!
More information here!

New YouTube Retrospective!
See a quick, 20 minute retrospective sampling of Joanne's work as a choral director and music educator featuring brief clips from her children's and adult/intergenerational choruses over the years. If you are new to Joanne's work, it is a great way to get a feel for her music and if you are a long time friend, come share the memories!
Part One | Part Two

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