Introduction

Music and its' most universal form - singing, have always been a gift that linked each of us between that which we believe and our ability to "feel" and express that belief. In many ways it brings form to the intangible. Unfortunately, much of what singing and music has represented for each of us for centuries has been quietly spirited away like so many other precious treasures lost to the otherwise watchful eye of their adoring keepers.

The Ellis Music Foundation is an "idea whose time has come." It is birthed at a time when the very "window to our soul" is threatened as never before. At a time when greater awareness and understanding grows in importance, this powerful source of native intelligence, once relied upon and revered, is at peril for becoming nothing more than an artifact - lost to many.