Onome

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Onome

Onome holds a master of fine arts degree in performance studies from Pratt Institute. As a core member of the vocal improvisation ensemble Moving Star, she is a partner artist at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. She is also the artistic director for Lush Tongue, a vocal improvisation project where sound, creativity, self-discovery, connection, and joy converge through singing via sound healing sessions, workshops, vocal coaching, retreats, and concerts.

Onome has contributed her facilitation and curriculum design skills to organizations such as Teacher's College-Columbia University and Bobby McFerrin's CircleSongs retreat at Omega Institute. With over two decades of experience in youth development and creative arts expression, she has a finely tuned sensitivity for holding space with both compassion and grounded authority.

She facilitates vocal embodiment practices and incorporates improvisation as a tool for consciousness expansion, creative expression, and personal development. She uses word/sound power to transport people to more enriching and dimensional experiences of themselves and each other. Her facilitation style is based on visceral, intuitive, multi-modal listening, and skillfully calibrated spontaneity that invites transcendence.