I am a composer/arranger, workshop facilitator, author, and mischief maker. I work with people to create beautiful liturgies in many different styles; from early music to contemplative, to drummy and participatory. I facilitate deep and meaningful conversations using the Art of Hosting modalities.

I’ve made eight recordings and have written one book: The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice. I also help people to find their voices and use sound as a way to get and stay integrated. I teach retreats and workshops filled with tunes that stick, so when the world is an unholy mess, you’ll know the right tune to accompany your grief, anger, or dishevelment. I also teach tunes for times of grace, abundance, joy, and gratitude.

I was born, and managed to grow through the usual ups and downs. Music has been a constant spring in my life, and I’ve sung and played with all kinds of people, who either taught me how to treat people, or how NOT to treat people. Highlights include singing with Lenny Bernstein the last time he conducted Mahler’s Second Symphony, and singing with Robert McCormick for five years in the choir of The Free Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NYC.

Music is what keeps me fairly grounded in a world that isn’t. It’s not important that you listen to my stuff, except insofar as it helps you to find your way to your own, and moves you toward being the compassionate, peaceful human you were created to be.

Life is beautiful, but shorter than you think. Show love now.

– Ana

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