To me, Souliloquy means the expression of the soul, as every piece of music I write and perform is just that. I hope that my music can move, uplift and inspire soul expression in others.
I am a musician, composer and accompanist, and I have been playing instruments since I was 5 and have been writing music since I was 13. I can play a variety of instruments, such as trumpet, organ, recorder and some percussion, but my main instruments of choice are piano, harp and guitar. My music encompasses a variety of categories; instrumental & choral, sacred & secular, folk & contemporary, hymns & musical scores, personal & political, contemplative and meditative. I also enjoy using different kinds of instruments in my music, such as autoharp, kalimba, bodhran, ocarina, cajon, etc. so that each piece of music I write has its own unique sound.
I also sing, and have sung in various choirs over the years, including the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus and the Philharmonic Chorus Chamber Choir and Jazz Chorus, Da Capo Singers and Menno Singers. I was a chorus singer for the production of La Gioconda (2015) and La Traviata (2018), put on by the Calgary Concert Opera Company.
Between 1999-2003, I put on a variety of fundraising concerts of my compositions and I have been sharing my music at music festivals, coffee houses, weddings, funerals, nursing homes, hospices, conferences and churches for many years. I submitted my first CD to the YTV Achievement Awards in 1999, and was a Semi-finalist, as judged by The Barenaked Ladies. While I was living in Uganda in 2000, I wrote over 100 songs on my Ugandan harp and am in the process of recording them all (and they can be found under "Inspired Songs").
I co-wrote a musical with William Loewen about Anabaptist history called The Shadows Of Grossmunster, for which I wrote the score. We put on the musical in 2007 in St. Jacobs, ON, which was well-received and all shows sold out. In 2011, I recorded 4 albums of my piano and guitar music, which is the best of my compositions from 1995-2011. From 2016-present I have been regularly writing and recording music as I feel inspired.
I am currently the accompanist for the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus , the worship pianist at Altadore Baptist Church, the rehearsal pianist for Stratchona-Tweedsmuir high school and I teach harp. As a freelance musician, I welcome invitations to play at weddings, funerals, choral festivals and other events, as well as provide choral accompaniment. I also write hymns and choral pieces, and have written songs to the lyrics and poetry of friends.
I am a mother of three and currently live in Alberta, Canada.