Val Smalkin

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Performer; Songwriter; Ventriloquist; Vocalist

Children's; Jazz

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Valerie Leonhart Smalkin 

Co-President: The Children's Music Network 

Advisory Board Member www.TAFFYPresents.org 

val@sillygooseandval.com 

info@SmallKinMusic.com 

Maryland State Arts Council Award Winner 

Parents' Choice Recommended Love Bug! Cd 

 

Ventriloquist, musician, composer, and performer Valerie Leonhart Smalkin was one of the writers, performers, and co-producers as well as the head puppeteer of the Emmy award winning television program It's Kindertime on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate WMAR-TV 2. Val’s CD, A Gentle Halloween, received a Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award in 2015, and in 2016 her follow-up CD, Sing! Sing! Sing!...and Dance!, garnered a Parents’ Choice Approved award. Her current CD, Love Bug!, received a Parents’ Choice Recommended award

 

Her book Springtime Dance took gold in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in 2014. As a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council grant for solo non-classical performance in 2015, and for solo theatre performance in 2016 and 2019, Val continues to perform and compose music designed for the 2 to 10-year-old set. As a ventriloquist, Val performs for family and educational events in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York City, California, Cap d’Antibes, France, and Brussels, Belgium. As a jazz chanteuse, Val performs with the occasional puppet and the Silverback Jazz Quintet in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Since 2017 Val has been the Co-President of The Children’s Music Network made up of 400+ performers, teachers, librarians, music therapists, parents, and children from around the world who celebrate the positive power of music in the lives of children by sharing songs, exchanging ideas and creating community. 

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