Singer/pianist/songwriter Michael Gott is a performer you won’t soon forget. From his background in such disparate musical disciplines as gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, classical piano and jazz, he has developed his own unique and exciting performance style. He has been compared to many of the greats, but Michael is truly an original.
Michael has performed in a variety of nightclub and special event settings in the Dallas area since the early 1990’s, including a thirteen year engagement at the Mansion on Turtle Creek. Currently, he is Music and Fine Arts Director at the Center for Spiritual Living, where he has been the featured soloist since 1994. Since 2001, Michael has also been singing frequently at Vanessie of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Michael is very much in demand for conferences and other special events. In recent years, he has shared the stage with such internationally known personalities as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and others.
Other accomplishments include: the release of nine albums, performances of his musical, Split Ends (co-written and performed by Dea Vise) in Dallas and Los Angeles and of his chamber opera Five O’clock Call in Tulsa. In 2000 he co-wrote a new musical with librettists Joan Jenkins and Greta Muller called All STRESSED Up With Nowhere To Go. The show first premiered in the 2001 Dallas Festival of Independent theaters. In April of 2002, it opened to rave reviews and sellout crowds at the Kim Dawson Theater in Dallas.
In 2007, Michael received an honorary doctorate from Holmes Institute in recognition of his contributions in the arena of inspirational and spiritual music. He is also a 2009 graduate of Holmes Institute’s graduate program in consciousness studies. In addition to his music, Michael is known as a gifted speaker, teacher and facilitator. Michael has attended the Retreat every year since 2009, serving as a Board Member since 2013, and as Music Director since 2015.
Very few people can say that they have been a singing mermaid, a singing casket, and was literally “elevator music” when she was hired to sing and play piano in a moving elevator. Meet Karen Drucker. Karen has recorded 19 CDs of her original inspirational music, and is the author of an inspirational book, “Let Go of the Shore: Stories and Songs That Set the Spirit Free.” Among her many accomplishments, she has been a professional comedienne, led her own band for corporate events, and has been the music director of New Thought Churches, as well as music director and “music weaver” for many spiritual conferences and retreats. Karen has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Music for her work within the Religious Science Community, and a “Grace Note” award for her work within the Unity Movement.
In following her passion, Karen sings, speaks and leads workshops at women’s retreats, mind-body & health conferences, and various churches around the country, as well as working with authors like Joan Borysenko, Alan Cohen, and many others. Karen Drucker has been called “a master of communicating presence and spirituality through music.” She loves making music, making a difference, and touching hearts.