Hey everyone! As some of you know my physical limitations with my wrist problems (A post for another day) often get in the way of my solo music-making. However, I have found that I can play ukulele, if only for a brief time, before it becomes to uncomfortable to function (Hooray!) Which means more opportunities for music-making and more music for you! I will be posting videos for you to enjoy in the near future. As always, thank you for listening and be well!
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Love and prayers,
It's been too long; far too long. I'm glad to say I have started writing again after what I thought was the nail in the coffin of my composing days. It'd been two years since I had been able to write anything at all. That time of silence was a lesson and a blessing all in one. I hope to share some of these songs with you soon. I appreciate your prayers and good wishes, I need them all. Although music hasn't turned out to be a career for me during this season of my life, it is still one thing I love to do. Everyone be well, and happy listening.
Hi there everyone, just wanted to drop you all a quick note.
October has been a busy month indeed. I got to meet many of my musical heroes this month! First I was able to personally meet Mark Lowry and the Martins who are a huge inspiration to me musically and spiritually. And last week I got to see Aretha Franklin at the Schermerhorn. She truly is now and forevermore, the queen mother of ALL music. And this past week I attended the Dove Awards for the first time; what a blast with some great performances. I look forward to attending next year. In the coming months I will be working on an EP along with some other projects to further my music ministry as well as taking my jazz singing to the next level. I look forward to sharing new music with you soon, I am working on some a cappella arrangements of familiar hymn tunes as well as medleys with some pieces I am writing. My first collaborative piece with Devri Penrod will premiere at the Nashville Jazz Workshop in the coming months as well. Lots of exciting happenings to look forward to for certain! As always, thank you for your support and encouragement! Blessings.
I've been living in Nashville for a few weeks now. I have a nice job, a lovely school, and it is starting to feel like home. I got the nicest compliment from my composition professor, Dr. Pursell, in my lesson the other day. He said, "You're very talented; I don't think you're wasting your time here at all." These were just the words of encouragement I needed to hear. I'm currently working on a Commission piece for chorus with piano accompaniment, and a Soprano Saxophone/Piano piece. I'm not sure where this semester will lead me in terms of both musical and personal development, but I am enjoying the journey to say the very least.
I'm gearing up to make the big move to Nashville and I couldn't be more thrilled to continue my career in music. I am currently working on three commission projects for a local church. It is thrilling for me to have a person ask me to write them a song or a piece! I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July celebration. I am so VERY thankful to live in a country that allows me to write whatever music I choose, and even more thankful to have people willing to listen to the music I create. Look for more posts and music soon. Cheers!