We're All Born Singing

We've heard from a lot of you that you're working on your artwork,

so we've decided to extend the deadline for contributions to



We've received a lot of beautiful art already,

and are excited about making a VIDEO

to illustrate my new version of this colorful folk song!

Click here to go directly to the JENNY JENKINS page with instructions:


"The only thing better than singing is more singing."
~ Ella Fitzgerald
Bird duet


Dec. 7-28, 2020

4-week session

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

~ Limited class size ~

Register and pay here:


You will be sent a confirmation and the zoom link for the class.

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Calling artists of all ages!

We are working on a NEW MUSIC VIDEO to tell a story of our current place in history, through the lens of a traditional color challenge song JENNY JENKINS.

Thanks to the invitation of the Daily Antidote of Song and the Library of American Folklife Center Archive Challenge, I created a whole lot of new verses for this COLOR-ful song.

We are looking for illustrations to bring this story to life. We are asking children, teenagers, and adults near and far to illustrate their favorite verse(s).

We will use your artwork

to create the JENNY JENKINS music video.

Here's how to become a part of this project:

1) Click here https://elisewitt.com/web/jenny-jenkins/ to listen to the song and read the words
2) Choose your favorite verse(s) and have fun making artwork to illustrate it
* draw, paint, collage - abstract or literal - creativity welcome!
* pre-existing artwork that fits the song is welcome too!
3) Scan or photograph your artwork
* use even lighting, no shadows
* use natural light when possible, either outdoors or indoors
4) Email the scan or photograph of your artwork to Art Director Jessica Lily jessica.lily11@gmail.com & let us know:
* Which verse you've illustrated (put it in your email - no words on your drawing)
* Who to credit for your creation

Deadline to receive your drawings is SAT. DEC. 5th

We're looking forward to creating with you!

Jessica & Elise

* 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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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 my All Singing Songbook.You can watch the whole concert here!
Jacqueline Howard wrote a wonderful version of Otis Redding's classic song for the Global Village Project. We sang it at the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon, Otis' hometown, and his daughter Karla Redding-Andrews loved it!

Elise's Upcoming Schedule

Dec. 10 ~ You create!

New deadline to receive your artwork for the Jenny Jenkins video project

Dec. 7-28 ~ Online

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

Dec. 11 ~ Online

2:00 p.m. Global Village Project Authors' Tea: "Habitats"

Dec. 13 ~ Online

8:00 p.m. GEORGIA VOICES FOR A BLUE SENATE: a virtual fundraiser for Fair Fight and the Warnock-Ossoff campaigns, sponsored by 1000 Grandmothers, on Facebook and YouTube - More info soon!


Jan. 4-25 ~ Online

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

Jan. 5-26 ~ Online dates/times TBA

8-Week Cajun songs class with Mick Kinney @ Frank Hamilton School

June 27 - July 3 ~ Brasstown NC

An Impromptu Glorious Chorus™ Week-long Singing Workshop @ John C. Campbell Folk School

July 13-17 ~ Elkins WV

Vocal Week @ Augusta Heritage Center

Aug. 20-22 ~ East Ridge TN (Chattanooga area)

Get Off the Grid Fest @ Camp Jordan

We're All Born Singing