We're All Born Singing

We have finished the first phase of our project, and collected almost 200 artworks in many styles, from folks of all ages across the world! These are now being assembled into our short film!

Now we want to add your voice!


“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 moves us to the journeys taken as forced migration, the refugee’s journey, packing quickly the things most precious, tangible and intangible, objects as well as memories.

Here's how your voice can become part of this project:

1) Have 2 devices.
2) Listen to Ready Or Not with headphones on your first device.
3) Sing and record on your second device.
4) To begin, clap along with the 8 clicks at the beginning of the recording.
5) Sing along in unison or harmony with the CHORUS.
6) Send .wav or .mp3 file. (Video is fine, but we won’t use visual.)
7) Email your recording to:
Art Director Jessica Lily – jessica.lily11@gmail.com

Deadline for sending your Recording is

THUR. DEC. 2, 2021

* Elise Witt w:Songbook, photo by Jessica Lily
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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. 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. 2 Deadline

Submit vocals for Ready or Not virtual chorus

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