Category: Artist Spotlights

Featured artists on Collected Sounds

Spotlight on: Stephanie Rearick

Stephanie Rearick Stephanie Rearick has been playing piano since she was six, favoring composers such as Debussy, Bartok, and Tcherepnin, with a little Chick Corea thrown in. These influences show in her writing, which intertwines a classical discipline with a…

Spotlight on: Vienna Teng

Vienna Teng I was introduced to Vienna’s music through someone on the Ecto mailing list (once again). I tell you this list is invaluable! I hopped over to her website and listened to a couple of songs. I was blown…

Spotlight on: Sarah Slean

Sarah Slean Like many other female performers I have recently become aware of, I learned of Sarah Slean through an Internet mailing list. There were so many people that just gushed about her so I surfed on over to her…

Spotlight on: Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan No site on Women In Music would be complete without the fabulous Sarah McLachlan who got it all started for me, at least! As the creator of Liltih Fair, Sarah McLachlan holds an important place in women in…

Spotlight on: Björk

Björk Björk was born on November 21, 1965. At age 5 she attended the music school Barnamúsíkskóli Reykjavíkur where she spent the next ten years studying voice, flute and piano. She released her first album in 1977 at the age…

Spotlight on: Anne Deming

Anne Deming I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the family moved around a bit and ended up right back in Green Bay before I hit middle school. Catholic school, with uniforms, was the connecting thread throughout my 12 years…

Spotlight on: Beth Amsel

Beth Amsel Beth got her first guitar by chance. She was helping out a friend who called her in the middle of the night from jail. She came to his rescue, bailed him out and accepted as collateral, his guitar.…

Spotlight on: Tori Amos

Tori Amos Born Myra Ellen Amos in Newton, North Carolina, August 22, 1963. Her family moved to Maryland when she was a year old. She began playing piano at age 3 and at age 6 was the youngest student ever…