About 3 years ago, my musical career took a huge leap when I began recording with Ryan Groff, of Elsinore and Perennial Sound Studio. At that point, I was working on a collaborative album with Kurt Ellenberger and David Renter under the name Anna Gram. That kickstarted my passion to get back to songwriting.
I am about to finish my first full length album, fully produced at Perennial Sound Studio.
At the same time, I was approached by some local filmmakers a couple of years ago to compose the music for a film called Brine. It awoke my love for film scoring. I was fortunate to know several filmmakers in my community due to my acting work. Last year, I composed my second score for a film in Pens to Lens, an amazing program that produces student scripts into films. That catapulted my scoring career. Since then, I have composed 6 more scores and a song for another film. I never knew how much I would enjoy that aspect of movie making.
I am still acting, and hope that will always be a part of my creative work.
In addition, I'm encouraging my own daughters to express their creativity through music, dance, acting, animation, sculpting and anything they desire!
I continue to teach music, dance, and drama to elementary students in my town. I hope that I am making a positive impact on their lives through the arts.
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Catch my new songs on new.weft.org on July 23. I'll be playing a live WEFT session from 10-11pm.
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Ryan Groff is one of the most talented people I know. Check out his band: https://elsinoreparasol.bandcamp.com/
My friend Jason Michael Bentley took these pictures, helped me start this site, and sometimes sings with me at shows. In other words, i wouldn't be here without him. So visit his site, cuz he's a cool dude and very talented. thanks jason.