Anna has been writing and performing original songs since age 11, has been playing piano since age 6, and picked up the guitar at age 10. Since age 11 Anna has enjoyed dancing and singing in community show choir. She has recently branched out into classical music composition and playing violin in her high school orchestra.
Anna released “At Night”, her first EP of original music, in 2016. In 2017 Anna released her new song “Temporary Home” on an EP with a few songs from “At Night”. Anna was accompanied by violinist Phillip Hammond on “Temporary Home” and she featured Phillip again on her first full-length CD “To You”. Anna has performed at multiple venues in and around Bloomington. Anna’s music can be heard on WFHB community radio where she performed her original songs on Local Live broadcasts in 2016, 2017 (accompanied by Phillip), & 2018. She just finished recording an original song for the BloomingSongs 3 CD with Phillip and is currently working on her second full-length CD of original songs.
Anna was honored to win the 2016 youth division Ferdinand Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter competition and the 2016 Kiwanis Idol teen competition. In 2017 Anna won the Jasper Strassenfest Guitar Pull. In 2017 and 2018 Anna was again invited to perform at the Ferdinand Folk Festival. In January and February 2018 Anna was recognized as “One to Watch” by Nashville Songwriters Association International.
Anna is passionate about the way music is able to connect everyone and bring people together. With her songs she hopes to tell stories of her personal experiences in a relatable way that is meaningful to others. She sincerely thanks you for listening.