Liz Queler is a New York-based singer and composer. She received songwriting commissions for both The United Nations Population Fund and Stand Up and Vote. She is interested in using her music to raise awareness and make connections. However it was her father’s long struggle with Alzheimer’s related dementia, and the flurry of intense creativity she experienced during those years, that personalized for her the immense power of art to heal. Liz discovered a muse in the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, inspiring a song cycle, CD and theater piece. She also composed and produced a music video and fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. These projects became her lifeline in those challenging years, and cemented her commitment as a performer and teacher to pass along the lessons she learned in using music to heal and to connect. She strives to demonstrate the capacity of music to bridge barriers of gender, age, race and language, and hope to encourage kids to use their creativity as a means of communication as they move forward with their lives.

 

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