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Our stories help shape and sustain our beliefs and actions. Meeting the challenges of the 21st century will require a revolution of thought and deed— in essence, a new set of stories powerful enough to change beliefs and behaviors.

"Change the Story/ Change the World" is a chronicle of art and community transformation across the globe hosted by Musician, Educator, Activist Bill Cleveland. In each episode, Bill introduces listeners to creative change agents working to re-imagine and recreate the social, political, and cultural narratives that define their communities.

~ Episode 46 is a conversation I had with Bill several months ago ~

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We're celebrating the beginning of Year 3

on the Daily Antidote of Song!!

Sat. April 16

I'll be teaching one of my original song...

(I haven't decided which one yet, let me know if you have a request!)

Mon. April 18

I will be hosting the fabulous Sally Rogers!

Join us in the virtual room at noon EST:
Or join us on Facebook any time:


May 2-30, 2022

7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

5 Monday evenings on Zoom

Register here:


Upon registration, you will receive a zoom link and a link to a google folder with song lyrics, mp3 sound recordings, and music notation.


This workshop is currently full, but you can sign up on the Waiting List here:


Give the gift of Music!

(to loved ones and yourself!)

CD Covers together

CDs & Digital Downloads

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!

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

You Know @ Local Color
"You Know" is one of the few love songs I've written. It was thrilling to sing it with the Something Else Trio at Local Color in Springville Alabama. Those family harmonies can't be beat! And of course Mick Kinney on the piano...
Click here to watch
“Ready or Not” imagines our human journeys, through the image of packing a magic suitcase. Both whimsical, like Mary Poppins’ carpet bag, and contemplative, reflecting on the journeys taken as forced departure, migration, the refugee’s journey... packing quickly the things most precious, objects as well as memories...
Click here to watch
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.
Click here to watch the whole concert!

Elise's Upcoming Schedule

(all times are Eastern US)


April 4-25 ~ Online

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. 4-week Singing for Fun for Everyone month-long class

April 16 ~ Online

12:00 p.m. Elise hosts Sally Rogers on the Daily Antidote of Song

April 18 ~ Online

12:00 p.m. Elise shares one of her own songs on the Daily Antidote of Song

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

May 2-30 ~ Online

7:30 - 8:45 p.m. 5-week Singing for Fun for Everyone month-long class

May 13 ~ Decatur GA

2:00 p.m. GVP Performs with Playmaking for Girls

May 14 ~ Decatur GA

2:00 p.m.Global Village Project graduation & Women's Wisdom Project

May 15 ~ Decatur GA

5:00 p.m. Tribute to Education: A celebration of the Global Village Project

May 20 ~ Decatur GA

GVP's Got Talent @ Global Village Project

June 7-30 - Verbania, Perugia, Busto Arsizio ITALY

A hopeful return to beloved Italy

Oct. 15-16

Pine Lake Fest - music, arts, crafts, food, parade, flotilla