The Be Frank Foundation
Where musicians soar!
The Be Frank Foundation (BFF) believes that EVERY child should have access to a quality music education and a quality instrument. COVID has presented unpresidented challenges to music and the arts however, BFF has embraced these difficult times by creating/offering the most unique and full service music education online model that provides a variety of instructional strategies that include large group, sectionals, private lessons, interactive music software, tutorials and more! Music empowers students and communities to see beyond the cultural and systematic adversities that we are confronted with on a daily basis. We hope that you will join and/or support our efforts to continue a musical movement of change and opportunity.
Our Mission: The engagement of youth to develop life-long skills of
Creativity, Accountability, Practice and Ensemble through the power of music!
PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS
MEET OUR DIRECTORS
Emily is a violinist with the San Juan Symphony, has performed on live television in Turkey, Japan, and
Bulgaria, and performs with her string trio and teaches private lessons in the Four Corners area.
Bassist in the San Juan Symphony and Founder of the Durango Creative Music Conservatory and the Be Frank Foundation, Mr. Usinowicz believes in building meaningful and sustainable relationships and programs for students.
Mark is the Durango High School and Miller Middle School Orchestra Director in Durango, CO. By way of Chicago, Mark
graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Historical Studies. He recently
completed a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership at Fort Lewis College, .
Martha "Sandy" Kiefer
Sandy Kiefer has taught in Canada and has been the director of the Matz Cello Choir. This group is made up of fifteen cellists from age 13 to18. In March they toured Spain and gave five concerts. They recently competed in the Senior Chamber Orchestra competition in Ontario. They won first place. They competed against ensembles from Quebec. Montreal, Toronto , and Ottawa.