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Frank Montano

Woodland Flutes
Bayfield, WI

Frank MontanoMusician Frank Montano is as comfortable in rock, country and bluegrass as he is in traditional Ojibwe music. Frank, a member of the Red Cliff band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is a master flutemaker, having taken up the flute following interpretations of dreams by traditional elders. His performances include vocals, flute, guitar and drum. In his workshops, Frank teaches the history of the flute and discusses tribal songs, dances and other aspects of Native American culture. Frank has performed in many different countries, including Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and Mexico, and is a member of the International North American Flute Association

Program Formats

A general presentation—relating to the Ojibwe arts such as storytelling and how they are woven into the songs, dances and dance outfits

A performance

Best for Ages

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:

$700 (negotiable)



Planning fee:

$100 for an involved project

Spring, summer, fall, weekdays

Past Venues:

  • Whitewater College
  • Indian Summer, Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menominee
  • University of Wisconsin, Superior
  • Ashland, Hayward, Marquette-Alger, & LaCrosse Schools
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison, 1998
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1998

Frank Montano
P.O. Box 305
Bayfield, WI 54814

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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