"When I started with WME I had decades of choral, solo, and musical theater experience, but no instrumental performance since high school. In three years I've not only added innumerable languages from Sanskrit to Coast Salish to Swahili to my vocal repertoire, I've performed on?multiple drums, harmonium, keyboard, tamboura, ocean drum, jaw harp, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, and more other instruments than I can remember now. I can't think of any other venue that provides and supports such varied experience and learning.
The thing I most appreciate about my membership in WME, however, is the incredible honor and joy of representing spiritual traditions from all corners of the world in a forum dedicated to promoting peace both within and between people and cultures. Being part of World Meditation Ensemble has provided some of the the greatest challenges, growth, and creative rewards of my life, both musical and spiritual. I am eternally grateful for my time with WME and for all that director Richard and other ensemble members do to promote and provide performance opportunities for this truly unique and heart-filled ensemble."