WELCOME FRIENDS, FAMILY, FANS AND FRIENDLY BROWSERS!
I am about to embark on a new adventure to record my first EP (CD), and I am so excited to share this experience with you! I will be working with talented producer, Troy Welstad. Troy is an acclaimed keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist who has toured world-wide with multi-platinum artists including Pink, Hilary Duff, Brooke Fraser, A Fine Frenzy, Ryan Cabrera and many others. He has performed on numerous TV shows including The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, American Music Awards, MTV, Today Show, and The View.
In order to make this recording possible, I have chosen gogetfunding.com to help raise the funds needed. Unlike other fundraising websites that only allow "all or nothing" funding, gogetfunding.com will allow me to keep whatever monies are raised to use for this project. However, there is a catch! If you decide to donate, you only have a limited time to do so before my project expires! The project details and goal are below but first, please read my story.
I began singing and songwriting as a child while learning to play piano. In high school, I competed in the state vocal competition, performed many roles in musical theatre, and was a soloist in choir. I won music scholarships to college and double majored in Music/Vocal Performance and Journalism at the University of Oregon. My involvement in the UO Opera Workshop took me around the country singing lead roles in various operas, and I went on to sing at the Eugene Opera. After graduation, I landed a job in marketing communications and decided to settle down and marry my college sweetheart. We started a wonderful life together and now have two beautiful children. I continued to sing in church choir and weddings, but had put aside my songwriting. Although I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior earlier in life, in the last few years, the Lord recaptured my heart and renewed my spirit, and suddenly I began songwriting again! Today, I am a worship leader and teacher at Community Bible Study. I am also a worship team singer at my church and am involved in children’s ministries at both places.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
“...be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the LORD.” Ephesians 5:18-19
Earlier this year I wrote and played a song at a memorial for a friend who took her own life. Why spend money and countless hours writing and recording my songs? Because people desperately need hope in the midst of darkness and there is no better time than NOW. It is my dream to be able share with you my songs of hope and Truth. One song that is very special to my heart is one I wrote for my children called, "Wonderful, Precious You." I wrote this song so that they would know how much God loves them and remember to always measure their worth by what God says about them. When life is tough and they see their flaws, I tell them that God only sees the "Wonderful, Precious You." I hope my songs will inspire and touch your heart. I have written bunches of songs, however, it depends on funding as to how many songs I will be able to record. I need your help!
My goal of $6,500 will allow me to record a 4 song EP (CD) including producer fees, mixing, mastering, session musicians, studio time, duplication, and distribution.
Please prayerfully consider being a part of this effort to share what God has given me through song. I feel so blessed to be able to share my love of life and passion for music with you. Thank you so much for your love and support!
Please check out the special exclusives and thank you gifts (to the right) offered for specific amounts!
Feel free to contribute absolutely any amount you wish. Any donation gets your name with thanks on my new website. Every dollar will help SO much and you will receive exclusive updates by e-mail or blog on the progress of the project. Please remember there is limited time to donate before my project expires! Thank you!
Here’s how to proceed:
1. Watch the Video!!
2. Make Your Donation.
Donate any amount you wish or choose from the list of thank you gifts and exclusives I’ve created to the right. Please remember to leave me your e-mail so I can contact you later to deliver your gift!!!
3. Share this project on your social networks and by word of mouth!
Please share my project with others you know and on your FB and Twitter pages! I would be grateful if you could help to spread the word. Please "like" and "follow" me! You can find me at www.facebook.com/kristinamariemusic0 and Kristina Marie @ChattyTina.
4. Read the updates.
I will be blogging updates periodically as pieces of the project come together. I promise to share new photos, CD cover designs/logos, mp3 clips and more! I want your help to make this record the best that it can be! (Only donors will have access to this content.)
5. Enjoy the thank you gift you chose!
Gift items will begin to go out when this campaign wraps up. CD tracks will be e-mailed or you will receive a code to download the tracks when they are finished. I am not sure of the timeline yet of when the CD will ready, but I will keep you informed as I go along.
The project doesn’t stop once 100% of the goal is reached. In fact, it keeps on going. You can continue to make contributions and this will help me to record more songs and pay for other project expenses. Please donate now before the project expires! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
(If I do not meet my goal, the scope of the project may change along with the thank you gifts. I will be sure to keep you informed of any changes along the way.)