About Me

Esther Elaine snowOpera to Etheridge… That is how I describe my musical journey.

If you knew me before college, there’s a good chance you didn’t know how much I love to sing. It wasn’t until joining the WPI Women’s Chorale (now called Alden Voices) during my sophomore year that the shell of my stage fright began to crack. (To be honest, I joined because of peer pressure at a bagel stand. Best bagel ever!) Our director found me softly singing in the back of the alto section and helped me to gain the confidence to be singing with the sopranos and auditioning for solos by the end of the school year. That summer was my first community theater experience on stage (I was an old pro on stage crew until then.), with the roll of Sr. Sophia in The Sound of Music. I was still a bit too quiet for the director’s happiness. That is until a good friend suggested we meet before rehearsal one day, and helped me build my volume. That was the end of the quiet.

Since college, I have performed in opera choruses, classical choruses, more musicals, bar bands, wedding bands, and an acoustic duo. With every note, I feel the glee of freedom from that inner church mouse I once was. While engineering put food on the table, music fed my soul.Esther Elaine recording at Surefire Creative Studios

After a few years off, it was time to get things going again. In fall of 2012, I started planning to make the dreams of the little girl who wanted to write and record music come true. With the help of some new friends, my debut album became a reality in April of 2014. What a fabulous adventure that was!

A few months after “Out the Window” was released, my son was born. With the support and encouragement of my husband, Scott, I left engineering and project management behind to focus on Jack and creative pursuits. As a result, I now have an amazing space for writing, recording or whatever project the muse might present. There are not words for how thankful I am for the blessings of Jack, Scott, and the freedom to follow my heart.

When folks ask me what type of music I write, I say eclectic. My belief is that all music is worth a listen. You might not like it, but it’s still worth a try. As a result, I have listened to virtually anything I can get my hands on or been offered. This has led to quite a varied CD and MP3 collection. All of it influences my music. My debut album, “Out the Window” demonstrates this with multiple genres, including jazz, gospel, Celtic and a lullaby. My goal is to create themed collections that will hopefully inspire listeners to live life to the fullest.

My voice over work is similarly eclectic. Just like the songs I sing, every script is a new character to bring to life, if only briefly. It’s a creative challenge, and lots of fun! It has helped me gain new skills in home recording and script writing. There is some studio recording too, as projects require. There are lots of interesting products and companies out there. I’m happy to help them spread their messages.

That’s more than enough about me. Thanks for reading this far! If you have questions, comments, or thoughts you’d like to share, please feel free to contact me at esther@estherelaine.com. It’s fun getting to know people.