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PERFORMER

Elaine works as a singer across genres from classical to pop. She tours as a singer/songwriter, accompanying herself on piano and guitar. Her music spins and streams nationally and internationally (Folkstage, Sundilla Radio Hour, more).

She has released three singer/songwriter albums. Her most recent, The Hour Before, was named to four DJ "Favorite Albums of the Year" lists. Elaine also writes and records for other artists, including Grammy-nominated SONiA/Disappear Fear.

As a theatrical performer, Elaine has performed in dozens of shows. Most notably, she co-developed a one-person show for the San Francisco Opera, and understudied a Tony Kushner world premiere at The New Victory Theater. She Music Directs as opportunities arise.

Elaine also works as a church, temple, and choral singer, classical soloist, and improvisational singer. She was the improvisational vocalist for Deepak Chopra's "Home, streamed to 2 million listeners.



SONGWRITER

Elaine writes music and lyrics for herself, choirs, and musical theatre pros. She writes intersectional works that meld catchy, fun-to-sing melodies with classical structures. She is Composer-in-Residence at the Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy in New York City, where she writes bilingual and inclusive pieces.

BUY HER MUSIC:
Songwriter albums: Shop
Sacred scores: Choral
Musical Theatre collection: Songs4Us


TEACHER

Elaine teaches students to sing with joy, freedom, and technical prowess. She works with musical theater professionals, youth, and 9-to-5ers singing for fun. Learn more on the Teaching page.


BACKGROUND

Elaine was raised in suburban Philadelphia, PA, and Manhattan, KS, and lived in San Francisco, CA, before re-locating to her current home, New York City. She is an honors graduate of Stanford University.


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