Singer-songwriter, recording artist and producer Fran Avni has been creating original music for over two decades. An internationally-acclaimed performer, she engages her audiences in dynamic interactive concerts, workshops and artist residencies.
Fran Avni's varied career covers everything from early childhood literacy songs to traditonal and contemporary Hebrew melodies. Her numerous recordings and songbooks showcase her far-reaching creativity and talent.
Her latest work includes 48 songs/ 6 CDs as Music Author/Producer for one of North America's leading publishers for educational children's material, Scholastic's Building Language for Literacy Project. She has also developed music for the award-winning I'M ALL EARS: SING INTO READING and LITTLE EARS: SONGS FOR READING READINESS for LeapFrog SchoolHouse. These recordings are now in schools across the US.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Fran moved to Israel where she was one half of the popular duo of "Susan & Fran". Returning to North America, Fran branched into delightful recordings for children with the co-founding of Lemonstone Records.
Among them are LATKES AND HAMENTASHEN, MOSTLY MATZAH, THE SEVENTH DAY, ARTICHOKES & BRUSSEL SPROUTS and the environmentally-friendly DAISIES AND DUCKLINGS.
She has also composed songs for Canadian Sesame Street and the National Film Board of Canada. Based on her continually-expanding repertoire, Fran regularly conducts workshops at educational conferences. Her expertise has recently extended to arranging and producing albums/CDs for other artists.