We're All Born Singing
Screen Shot 2021-08-23 at 10.18.51 PM


~ Elizabeth Melvin ~ Roberta Kirn ~ Maggie Wheeler ~

~ Claudia Eliaza Zanes ~ Elise Witt ~ ArnaƩ Batson ~

The beleaguered Caribbean nation of Haiti suffered a major catastrophic setback after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, one more severe than the quake over 11 years ago, struck on the morning of August 14, 2021. 48 hours after the disaster it was reported that over 1,300 people had been killed, hundreds had been injured, and hundreds more remained missing. This was followed by more devastation from Tropical Storm Grace.

We are coming together as community song leaders to show our support and raise funds for the beautiful and resilient people of Haiti. Our song leaders will teach and lead songs in Haitian Creole, French and English. You'll learn more about the proud history of the First Black Republic from Haitian-American song leader and vocalist Claudia Eliaza Zanes. We'll also hear from Rick Bausman, whose organization Rhythm of Life has direct ties to the hardest hit southern part of the island.

Register here for the sing:


Donate here:

Venmo @Elizabeth-Melvin-8



* when using PayPal, please designate "Sending to Friend" option to avoid service charge *

All funds collected will be donated to

Hope for Haiti

Partners in Health

Rhythm of Life

Cassie jumping at the beach


Online month-long class

SEPT. 6-27

4 Monday evenings

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. (Eastern)

Limited class size

Register HERE:


Though we've now been able to have occasional live and in person sings,
we are still going strong online, with ever more fun ways to be together in the virtual space.
It's been lovely having folks from Vermont, California, Alabama, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, and Virginia, join our regular Atlanta crew of singers.
And there are so many wonderful new songs to enjoy in this new format. Come join us!
* Elise Witt w:Songbook, photo by Jessica Lily
CD Covers together

CDs & Digital Download Cards

Done with CDs? You can now get any of my music as digital downloads.

And yes, CDs are still available, though Love Being Here and the archival Elise Witt & Small Family Orchestra double CD are almost sold out.

Click HERE to peruse the Music!

Screen Shot 2020-12-15 at 6.20.16 PM

Twenty-two of my songs have been arranged for SATB, SSAA, and TTBB choral groups by Michael Holmes. Check out the music and some beautiful performances by choirs, choruses, and small ensembles! More info click here.

Bees Make Honey
Woody Guthrie's iconic song "This Land is Your Land" is one of our favorites at the Global Village Project. In this version we collaborated with Congregation Bet Haverim, chorus directed by Will Robertson and music director Gayanne Geurin.
Watch here:
"As the bee takes the essence of the flower and flies, without destroying its beauty or perfume, so wander in this life." This quote from Buddha inspired my Frenglish song "Bees Make Honey." Jessica Lily's beautiful video accompanies verses about bees, birds, fish, and spiders... their gifts to us.
Watch here
On November 23, 2019, over 50 musicians and more than 300 audience members gathered at the Chosewood Arts Complex in Atlanta to celebrate the release of All Singing: the Elise Witt Songbook.
You can watch the whole concert here!

Elise's Upcoming Schedule

(all times are Eastern US)

Aug. 25 Online

12:00 p.m. Daily Antidote of Song - Elise hosts musician Lilo Gonzalez

Aug. 27 Online

7:00 p.m. Sing for Haiti

Sept. 6-27 Online

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Month-long Singing for Fun for Everyone class

Sept. 17 Online

4:00 p.m. Dance Party for Dancing Well: The Soldier Project

Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 Online

12:00 p.m. Elise hosts "international Week" for the Daily Antidote of Song

Oct. 4-25 Online

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Month-long Singing for Fun for Everyone class

Nov. 18-21 ~ San Francisco area CA

Natural Rhythms workshops & concerts w/Terry Garthwaite & Becky Reardon - details TBA


April 21-24 ~ Ossabaw Island GA

Singing The Inspiration Of Ossabaw Island: 4-day immersion with Elise Witt & Gayanne Geurin on this Georgia nature preserve - details forthcoming
We're All Born Singing