About This Artist
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
About this Artist
Ms. Vesper Osborne fell in love with music at an early age; her mother was her first piano teacher. Popular, religious and classical music was played in the home, but it was a school trip to Broadway and weekends spent at the Apollo Theater that ignited a lifelong passion for theater and music. During her teenage years, Vesper worked for Sound Ideas Recording Studios in New York City where she witnessed recording sessions by artists such as James Brown, Quincy Jones, and Brazilian percussionist Airto. Vesper earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of District of Columbia where her musical interests expanded to jazz, arranging, and composition. Her original composition “When The Spirit Moves” placed in the top ten at the Third Annual Composers and Songwriters Competition——First Bar Finals in Los Angeles, California. Featured in a regional production of Stardust at the Little Theatre of Alexandria and participating in various teaching artist workshops, Ms. Osborne continues to broaden her love and passion for music on the stage and in the classroom. A passionate advocate for arts education and arts integration, she believes deeply in the power of the creative arts to heal and elevate learning. Born in Washington, D.C., she lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The classroom is a place to fall in love with learning, a safe place to take risks without judgement. It is a community of triumphs and trials, each trial a stepping-stone to mastery, every triumph celebrated. The arts heal and inspire, pushing ability and possibility. Arts integration connects the dots with science, math, history, and language naturally: disturbing the imagination, sparking curiosity, providing an anchor and opportunity to leap into wonder.