Massachusetts
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
story2song

I am a Co-Founder of Story-to-Song LLC, a company that helps people compose songs from the stories of their lives. I also hold a doctorate in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. The focus of my dissertation "Becoming Sustainable: An Autoethnography in Story and Song" was in creating a more sustainable world by beginning with the individual. I coined the term "self-sustainability" and documented my own path to creating a more sustainable life by moving through four specific stages: Awareness, Permission, Change, and Intention.

I am a musician and songwriter, and I write and perform songs from my own and the stories of people from around the world. I lead songwriting workshops for youth and adults and work one-on-one with members of my community to create songs from their spoken stories. I offer songwriting demonstrations and professional talks on Self-Sustainability and Songwriting.

I am classically trained on the piano and hold a BA in European History; French Language, an MA in Environmental Education, and a PhD in Sustainability Education.

My current instrument of choice for performance and songwriting is a tenor ukulele made with love in Washington State by Char and Gordon of www.myamoe.com

My company, Story-to-Song LLC, is a finalist for the Merrimack Valley Winter Accelerator Program!

http://merrimackvalleysandbox.org/entrepreneur-program/entrepreneurs/  

Additional Links: 
Original Music by Story-to-Song
Marieke in Lowell

I Have Worked With

  • March 2014

    I was hired by Michelle Parsons to perform original music at a Women's History Month Diversity Luncheon in Boston.

  • March 2014

    I created and presented a "Creative Voice Open Mic" at the Back Page in Lowell, MA. as part of an annual weeklong event in Lowell called "Lowell Women's Week." The theme for 2014 was "Redefining Wellness: For Our Selves, Our Communities, and Our World."

  • February 2014

    I have worked with Massasoit Community College as a presenter in their Sustainability Speaker Series and with two classes offered at the college: Race and Ethnicity; Sociology.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Marieke
Job Title/Position: 
Composing Guide/Songwriter/Performer/Speaker
Mailing Address: 
287 Dutton St #3
Lowell, MA 01852-1804
Physical Address: 
287 Dutton St #3
Lowell, MA 01852-1804
Last Name: 
Slovin
Phone: 
7812643792
TTY Phone: 
7812643792

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Social Media Services
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Prescott College
Merrimack Valley Sandbox
Merrimack Valley Time Exchange
Arts League of Lowell
Massasoit Community College
Awards: 
Merrimack Valley Sandbox Winter Accelerator Finalist
Songwriter Award for Reverbnation Contest
Creative Voice Award for House of Wandering Silk Contest
Doctorate in Sustainability Education
Sandbox Award for $2500

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Electrical outlets for amp, mic, projector, screen, and ipad
Fee Range Minimum: 
$0
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$80