performing

Performing Conductor

Stage + studio + ceremony

Ariella's voice captivates, pulls you in, and makes you feel
something of connection ~ essence ~ soul stuff... 

And ~ she involves the audience, at times,
tuning them like a finely cared for family,
having them sing/tone/participate.
A Winter Solstice

Ariella has worked as a professional songstress solo, in ensembles + bands,
and in unique performances + ceremonies, worldwide.

Performance meets Prayer :: Ritual ~
She's lent her voice & incantations to Weddings,
Baby Naming Ceremonies, Funerals, and various Spiritual Ceremonies.

Reggae concerts, folk venues, art galleries... use your imagination.

Hear + See her vocals HERE.

A w: Bobby McFerrin
Performance Herstory & Stats:

 

STAGE:  Ariella has performed solo on stages across the U.S. and internationally.  She's collaborated & toured with Yeh Dede (also the director), Moira Smiley & VOCO, and The Yuval Ron Ensemble.

RADIO:  Ariella has appeared as a guest artist on Radio Shows + Podcasts across the nation.  She has also guest hosted Radio shows, and her favorite appearances have been on KCRW & KXLU (Los Angeles), and on KFAI (Minneapolis).

FILM: Ariella's vocals have been featured in film scores.

STUDIO:  As a session singer, Ariella lends her voice to all genres of music, co-writing melodies & harmonies as requested.

HERSTORY: Ariella grew up studying Jewish Cantorial music as an apprentice to U.S. Cantors. She then entered OSU's School of Music to study classical voice. Enticed by things "outside of the box," she studied music in Ghana. There, her world opened to rhythm and movement inspired by earth, nature, tradition and intuition. Ariella also studied Balinese Gamelan with I Supartha, Bulgarian singing in Bulgaria & with Moira Smiley, Middle Eastern mawal w/ Yuval Ron, African percussion/culture with Dr. Daniel Avorgbedor, and Joselyn Wilkinson.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS: A professional singer in the Los Angeles music industry from 2003-2011, she founded Yeh Dede - women's world music ensemble - for which she won the ASCAP Independent Artist award in the Jazz & Popular Division in 2008 and 2009, + 2011. Yeh Dede released their full-length CD, “Freedom" in July 2009. Ariella toured nationally with Moira Smiley & VOCO between 2007-2011. During 2014-2017 Midwest tours, she was the guest Vocalist with the Yuval Ron Ensemble, and sang with Bobby McFerrin at Orchestra Hall. In 2016 Ariella won the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award from the American Composer's Forum, which supported Vox Svara, her 1st electronica project, which planted seeds she's now sewing as she writes the vocals for her 1st Solo Album.

Below are photos of Ariella's EarthSounds Community (world music) choir in Minneapolis, MN 2017-2020.

If you're seeking choral insights or direction, please connect.

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