Elise West is a very sensitive and innovative composer/performer. Her fresh piano stylings take the listener to a softer, quieter place. In this world of fax machines and cell phones, it's a welcome place to be. - Kurt Bestor, Emmy Award Winning Composer.) Elise's music has a purpose and an identity that continues to inspire all who listen to her music. Her experiences with the loss of family members (her younger brother Scott, who took his life at the young age of 28, her older brother Bryan, who passed away at age 39 from AIDS and her best friend and mother passed away suddenly in Feb. 2002) has given her the opportunity to learn from life's tough lessons and heartaches and has been her main inspiration and passion behind her unique musical style. HIGHLIGHTS: Opened for Maureen McGovern, Snowbird, 2001 Opened for Shawn Colvin, Snowbird, August 2000 Senator Orrin Hatch 2003 Women's Conference guest artist Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Salt Lake City) Entrada Institute Artist in Residence YWCA Battered Women's Shelter and Cancer Wellness House Selected as a featured artist in the United Artist Theaters Showcase program in over 6600 theaters nationwide in 1998 Selected by KUTV Channel 2 as the featured artist to perform for the 1st & 2nd Annual 'Ronald McDonald Telethon' and composed theme song Voted by the Annual Reader's Poll as the Top Female Solo Performer in Utah Selected to be on the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour in 1999-2000 Released new age album CD'SIMPLICITY' in 1995 and is in it's second printing Released second CD, 'HARVEST', in 1998, which sold out in five months and is in it's second printing Music used in Fisheye Productions Moab film aired on the Animal Planet Channel music used for YWCA and Southwest Airlines videos, Regal Conservatories advertisement on KBZN 97.9 Selected as one of ten artists for the Summerhays Music compilation album released November 1998 RADIO PLAY AND CD REVIEWS, PRESS RELEASES: KSFI, KBZN, KRCL, KZMU, KUTA, KALL, 100 stations nationwide on the 'Women on Air' program/Boston, NIA Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Magazine, The Event, Daily Herald, City Weekly, The Event, Ogden Standard Examiner, Blue Mountain Times, San Juan Record, Moab Times, Fruita Times BENEFIT CONCERTS: Commissioned to compose lyrics and music for 1999/2000/2001 Susan B. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure Entrada Institute/Capitol Reef National Park Solo Artist YWCA Battered Women's Shelter Benefit Concert Habitat for Humanities Dedication Festival of Trees Solo Guest Artist Pioneer Memorial Theater Guest Artist Ronald McDonald Telethon Featured Artist Feed the Hungry Foster the Arts Festival People With AIDS Coalition Benefit & Awards Banquet Recycle Utah Benefit Cancer Wellness House Grand Opening Salt Lake City Police Dept. Victim Advocate Benefit YWCA Grand Opening of the Kathleen Huntsman Apartments Cancer Quest Lecture Series Guest Artist Race for the Cure Benefit Sarah Daft Home Benefit Concert Solo Guest Artist Heart and Soul Concerts Bad Dog Rediscovers America Grand Opening Celebration EXPERIENCE: Guest Artist for 'First Night 2000', Fruita Fall & Grand Western Bluegrass Festival in Fruita, CO with 36,000 people in attendance (featured artist), Utah State Fair Guest Artist, Concert in Laguna Beach, CA, Cliff Lodge and Aerie Restaurant at Snowbird, UT, All Women's Eve Music Festival at Red Butte Gardens, 9th & 9th Street Festival, Gallivan Center Lunch Bunch Concert Series, Moab Arts Festival, Ogden Arts Festival, Ogden Arts in the Park, Shriners Orthopedic Surgeon's Conference at Olympic Sports Park, Family Expo at Salt Palace, Taylorsville Festival, DB Coopers Club, The Cabana Club, Panache Restaurant, The Marquee Restaurant, Oasis Cafe, Willowcreek Country Club, Salt Lake Country Club, Henderson & Butler Design Brown Bag Concert Guest Artist, Western Zirconium Awards Banquet Guest Artist, The Canyons Winter Olympics Celebration, Salt Lake Community College/Larry Miller Entrepreneur Center Ground Breaking Celebration. 'I am honored to know Elise West; someone who cares so deeply about humanity and motivates others to be the best they can be.' KATHERINE ZIMMER, People with AIDS Coalition ''Simplicity' is the quintessential example of what music is all about'. SALT LAKE TRIBUNE 'Elise West, the artist, humanitarian, and woman. You'll have to witness her depth of character and charisma for yourself as she plays her heart out for her audience'. MARILYN CLARK - American Expositions/ Family Expo 'Elise West is a very sensitive and innovative composer/performer. Her fresh piano stylings take the listener to a softer, quieter place. In this world of cell phones and fax machines, it's a welcome place to be. ' KURT BESTOR, Emmy Award-winning composer/performer. 'HARVEST is a lovely as the woman who created it. It is indeed gorgeous and more desirable than anything Giovanni, Emilie Pandolfi, Danny Wright, Lori Line, John Tesh or Yanni have produced to date.' WILLLAM ATHEY, The Event 'You have a wonderful gift. We have had many people ask us where they can buy your CD'. DAIN CRAIG, FM100.