The worst thing I can do to myself is to ignore the musical side of myself. I just want to encourage anyone who has any excuses as to why they are not expressing themselves through music, art, writing, or any other form of creating,to just make it happen. I am making a commitment to myself to not let myself go into a musical drought again.
This last weekend I finished playing my oboe in Lynwood Stake Play production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and when it was over I was overwhelmed with emotion. I realized that this had to do with not having another place to play my oboe. I am now looking for a community orchestra that I can play my oboe in regularly. I am also going to continue to share my compositions and start looking into places to perform or share my music in public.
“Nissa started writing music at a very young age. A true romantic at heart always seeking inspiration for her music in many aspects of her life. Her songs in “Meant to Be” reflect dreams of a young woman seeking love and independence, struggling between spirituality and sensuality. In 1991, at the age of 16, Nissa was given the opportunity to record several of her songs at Bert Pectol’s studio in Blue Lake California. Most songs were performed on one take and were recorded all on the same day. Piano and voice were recorded at the same time. In the song “Don’t Let our Love Fade Away,” Nissa adds harmonies and the song finally came together the way she had envisioned it. The music in “Meant to Be” ranges from carefree love to forbidden love and heartache. All songs are ballads written in Nissa’s unique style. She is a songstress that sings her songs from the depths of her soul.”