All who love Ossabaw Island are pausing this week to thank President Jimmy Carter for his vital contribution to preserving Georgia’s third-largest barrier island, located just south of Savannah. The late Mrs. Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West frequently credited Carter for his two-part role in her family’s decision in the 1970s to sell Ossabaw to the state of Georgia, creating the Heritage Preserve Act of 1975. "The reason that we sold to the state was Jimmy Carter,” said Mrs. West in a 2002 interview. “He was the only one that came here and said 'You tell me what should be done.' "

I am honored and delighted to return to this magical island for a retreat with Gayanne Geurin - to sing the inspiration of the land, the water, the layers of stories, and the many creatures that live on Ossabaw!

Singing the Inspriation of Ossabaw Island ~ April 20-23

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Original Paintings by Jessica Lily

Eastern Shore of Maryland ~ June 1-4

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@ First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

MAR. 23 - APRIL 13 * 4 Thursdays * 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Registration: www.EliseWitt.com/calendar



APRIL 3-24 * 4 Mondays * 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Registration: www.EliseWitt.com/calendar


Give the gift of Music!

(to loved ones and yourself!)

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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.

Thank you graphic design Alessandra Mantovani rev March 26 2018
One of my favorite ways to compose is making Polyrhythmic Multi-lingual Musical Collages. I made my first one with the students of Garden Hills Elementary in Atlanta, where there were 40 languages represented. David Marcus helped me arrange a wonderful composition with native speakers layering up 10 different languages over some danceable percussion!
Click here to listen
Improv at Steve's Live Music 2012
This is a Spontaneous Improvisation with the audience at Steve's Live Music in Atlanta. It is a song of gratitude to live music, to all the musicians who make playing so much fun, and to folks who come to listen and are also willing to become part of the music.
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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)


Mar. 4 ~ Tucker GA

7:30 p.m. GVP Chorus as guest on Harmonia Concert @ Living Grace Lutheran Church

Mar. 8-20 ~ Cuernavaca, Mexico

Concerts & Workshops with Behomar Rojas

Mar. 23 - April 13 ~ Atlanta

Singing for Fun for Everyone 4-week class @ First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

April 3-24 ~ Online

Singing for Fun for Everyone 4-week class

April 20-23 ~ Ossabaw Island GA

Ossabaw Island: The Land as Messenger ~ Workshop w/Gayanne Geurin

April 23 ~ Clarkston GA

Tribute to Education ~ Fundraiser for Global Village Project

May 20 ~ Clarkston GA

Global Village Project concert & graduation

June 1-4 ~ Eastern Shore MD

Singing the Inspiration of the Land & Water ~ Workshop w/Gayanne Geurin @ Broad Creek

June 5-11 ~ DC/MD/VA

Workshops & Concerts TBA

June 12-16 ~ Clarkston GA

Global Village Project summer camp

Aug. 19 ~ Spartanburg SC

11:30 a.m. An Impromptu Glorious Chorus™ / 12:30 p.m. Tribute to Spartanburg Musicians w/Tommy Goldsmith / 3:30 CubanaSong @ Get Off the Grid Fest