Gwen FranzInterim Program Manager Chamber, JazzPrograms
Gwen Franz is excited to join the Centrum team as Interim Program Manager of Chamber Music, Choro, and Jazz. She brings many years of experience as a classical violist, soloist, chamber musician, orchestral member, recording artist and concert producer. Gwen discovered Fiddle Tunes at Centrum in 2007, then became a regular attender of the Brazilian Choro Workshop since 2010, and in 2019, was a participate in Jazz Port Townsend. Gwen’s doctoral studies at the University of Washington were largely inspired by her experiences at Centrum which contributed to her doctoral thesis about how by-ear learning and improvisation can benefit all musicians. She and her husband moved to Port Townsend in 2017.