Remembering classic hymns, their art and power. New project: Billy Crockett (guitar and voice) with cello. Feels right on time.
MEET DIRJE, learn why cello
is the voice of her life, her work.
Freelance improvisational cellist, accompanying various artists in multiple genres, based out of Johnson City, Texas. Supporting artists in the studio and live on the road for 20-plus years.
Music for Comfort:
--Available to create live, virtual, in-the-moment comfort with her cello in hospices, hospitals, and private homes via streaming.
--Available for studio work
--Comfortable across genres
--Creates her own parts
--Creative collaboration is a strength
--Able to flow with last-minute changes
--Experienced across multiple venue types
Co-Designing and Hosting Creative Retreats Abroad:
--Musician in Residence for Descanso Creative Passages, Retreat and Residency
"Dirje Childs is the total musician, classically trained, but also with an incredible gift for improvisation. I've never known a better sideman or a quicker study. Performing with her is a seamless joy. Dirje is the King Kong of Cello!"
Currently an MFA Candidate in Music Composition at Vermont College of Fine Arts, performing and recording original music. in 2015 released a contemplative CD with layered cello and narration by Kate Potter. Released CD of classic hymns in April 2022 with Billy Crockett
Writing Music for Comfort and Rest:
New instrumental works are already on the horizon, some especially written for those in need of comfort and rest.
Dirje has a passion for collaboration, and is open to co-creating pieces and ambient installations with artists across mediums, in galleries and museums.
Virtual Cello Available:
She creates one-of-a-kind videos to bring her cello song to you for your business, your family, or any group you wish.
"She plays the cello like
it's an extension of the heart;
every hidden hurt,
every secret joy
comes alive when her bow
hits the strings."
Was a Licensed Professional Counselor and professional trainer with 20-plus years experience with groups and individuals across a variety of clinical settings.
Retreats and Workshops with Cello:
--Conducts retreats, workshops
and seminars related to the call to a peaceful and artful life.
--Creates beautiful candlelit services and enjoys collaborating with others and playing for worship or meditation.
"Dirje's cello sings of a deep river. Her smile does too."