Promised Land

Promised Land is multi-instrumentalists Dan Meyers, Lisle Kerr and Jay Rosenberg. Their music program for schools explores the folk music from many American immigrant cultures.

Promised Land is multi-instrumentalists Dan Meyers, Lisle Kulbach and Jay Rosenberg. Their music program for schools explores the folk music from many American immigrant cultures.

The Sounds That Shaped America

All aboard the steamer to New York! It’s time to take a trip to a New World. What will you bring with you? What will you find when you get there? In this interactive music and history program, a talented trio of musicians bring a variety of immigration stories, pictures and folk instruments including the dumbek guitar, jaw harp, tambourine, penny whistle, fiddle, native American flute, tabor, bagpipes, castanets, trombone, harmonica, bodhran,and demonstrate that American culture is woven from a patchwork of sounds and traditions.

Performance Length: 45-60 minutes
Audience Limit: 200
Target Grades: K-12

PRICING (performance/day)
Single: $636 Double: $1018 Triple: $1,336 Quad: $1,591
Travel Fee: based upon mileage (calculate below)
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Promised Land Performance Requirements

Promised Land Educational Materials K-5
Promised Land Educational Materials 6-12


Dan Meyers has developed a reputation as a flexible and engaging performer of both classical and folk music. His credits range from premieres of avant-garde chamber music, to headlining a concert series in honor of Pete Seeger at the Newport Folk Festival, to playing Renaissance instruments on Broadway as part of the “band” for the Globe Shakespeare Company. A multi-instrumentalist specializing in winds and percussion, he is a founding member of the Boston-based early music groups Seven Times Salt and the 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, and has played with the Folger Consort, the Newberry Consort, the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble, Early Music New York, the Cambridge Revels, and many other groups throughout the eastern US. He is the director of early wind instrument studies at the Five Colleges (MA) and has taught at Tufts University and for the Pinewoods Early Music Week. He frequently performs southern Italian folk music with the IMA award-winning band Newpoli, and traditional Irish music with the trio Ulster Landing. Dan holds a Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music, and BA degrees in Music and English Literature from Whitman College.

Jay Rosenberg is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer. He studied at Berklee College of Music and Union College. Jay has also performed with Revels and is an original member of Voice of the Turtle. He has been the chorus master of Revels, assistant director of the Quadrivium, and was for nine years the artistic director of Northern Harmony. He teaches classical guitar, recorder and Sephardic music, and is on the faculty of the Suzuki School of Newton and the Powers Music School.

Lisle Kulbach teaches piano and recorder at Powers Music School. A multi-instrumentalist, she studied piano in New York with Vladzia Mashke, majored in piano at Boston University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord from New England Conservatory. Lisle co-won the Bodky Award as the harpsichordist for Sarah Cunningham on viola da gamba. She studies piano in New York with Sophia Rosoff, a proponent of Abbey Whiteside’s teachings. Lisle plays Early Music, on strings, winds, and sings. She played with the Quadrivium Consort for 21 years under the direction of Marleen Montgomery, studied recorder with Frans Brüggen, and viola da gamba with Gian Silbiger. Lisle plays violin, kemenje, psaltery, and sings with the Sephardic group, Voice of the Turtle.


“The artistry of the performers was excellent, illustrating with convincing skill the stories they chose to tell. Of particular interest were the various instruments…The student and adult attentiveness was high, surely brought on by the energy and enthusiasm of the performers.” –Music Teacher, Dexter School, Newton

“Every reply received about your performance was a rave review. Things like: ‘very talented and professional performers,’ ‘loved how much information was presented,’ ‘excellent choice of songs.’ It was a pleasure to have you at our school!” – PTA Cultural Arts Chair, Huckleberry Hill School, Lynnfield

“Promised Land was exceptional and well-liked by students and staff. Thank you!
-Principal, Cunniff School, Watertown

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Mileage Rates
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