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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.

Studio work:

--Available for studio work

--Comfortable across genres

--Creates her own parts


Live Performances:

--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!"

- Pierce Pettis








MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts, performs and records original music. 



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.

Cross-Genre Collaboration:

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.

Contemplative Services:

--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."

- Billy Crockett

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