We're All Born Singing

We're getting so many fabulous paintings, drawings, sketches, collages, and quilts! Join the fun by illustrating your favorite verse(s). And we're extending the deadline an extra week! Jessica Lily will use all the artwork to create a new music video. You can find information about the song, a rough recording, lyrics (in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese), and how to participate here:


READY OR NOT imagines our human journeys, through the image of packing a magic suitcase. At first whimsical, like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag, the song also takes us to the journeys of forced migration, the refugee’s journey, packing quickly the things most precious, tangible and intangible, objects as well as memories. From personal to communal to global – what are the journeys we must undertake, in the words of the MacArthur Foundation, “to create opportunities for exultation as we recognize the potential to create objects of beauty and awe, advance our understanding of society, and foment change to improve the human condition.”

Click here to find out how you can be part of the project:



Please join us to connect the communities of Clarkston, where our students' families live, with Decatur where our school is located. If you live in Atlanta, you can walk and sing with us, and meet our wonderful students, their families, our teachers, staff, and volunteers.

If you can't join us live, please consider donating to my team to support girls' education. These are our future leaders, and my inspiration!!

Donate here:


* 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!

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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.

"Jenny Jenkins" celebrates creativity by artists aged 1-83, from around the world. I updated this traditional color song to reflect the important changes born of our times. It has a fun chorus and a beautiful video created by Jessica Lily.
Watch here
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:
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)

Nov. 6 Clarkston - Decatur GA

10:00 a.m. Walk from Clarkston to Decatur to celebrate and support the Global Village Project

Nov. 11 Deadline

Submit artwork for Ready or Not

Nov. 1-29 Online

7:30 - 8:45 Singing for Fun for Everyone, month-long Monday eve class

Nov. 23-28 Rabun Gap GA

Elise in residence at the Hambidge Center

Dec. 10 Online

2:00 p.m. Authors Tea "Wax Museum," Global Village Project

Dec. 17 Online

10 a.m. GVP's Got Talent, Global Village Project


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

June - Verbania, Busto Arsizio, Roma, ITALY

A hopeful return to beloved Italy
We're All Born Singing