PROJECTS

The Los Angeles Muses are an Andrews Sisters trio comprised of Monika Beal, Baraka May, and Natalie Moran. These three songstresses studied classical voice at the Thornton School of Music at USC and have fused their mutual love of the Andrews Sisters' signature sound with their individual training.

 

Since 2006, the LA Muses bring harmony to life with an energy and musicality unique to themselves. Experienced in a variety of musical genres, each Muse brings her own edge and sensitivity to the trio's overall sound.

 

Visit www.losangelesmuses.com for more info. 

The LA4 Jingle Singers (Ann Sheridan, Baraka May, Fletcher Sheridan, and Eric Bradley) came together in the fall of 2013 with a purpose: To listen to and emulate the classic vocal group sounds of the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It was out of pure love for this style that these four busy Los Angeles session singers who have sung on 100's of projects individually decided to spend time each week blending and shaping what has become their unique yet nostalgic sound. It's a sound that lends itself well to Commercials (TV/Radio/New Media/Mnemonics), TV Theme Songs, Films, and Album or Live Backup Vocals.

 

Visit www.jinglesingers.com for more info.

The L.A. Choral Lab is a 30-voice classical chamber choir bringing unique, engaging performances of the choral repertoire to Southern California. We're taking old music and giving it new life, and we're taking new music and giving it a voice. Repertoire includes both classical works and brand new compositions by living composers.

 

Visit www.lachorallab.org for more info. 

Echoes of May is a Jazz Duo (piano & vocals) comprised of Jonathan & Baraka May. The brother and sister have performed professionally since 2006, creating their own renditions of Jazz standards & Top 40 hits at The New York Grille, The Citrus City Grille, & many private events. The duo specializes in Jazz standards - Bossa, Swing, Samba, & Blues - and they also feature many contemporary favorites from artists like Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, The Beatles, Coldplay, Michael Buble, & many others. Echoes of May is available to provide live musical entertainment for private events, weddings, jazz clubs, & more. The duo also performs with bass & drums upon request.

 

Visit www.echoesofmay.fourfour.com for more info.

In February 2019, along with her business partner, Laura Jackman, Baraka launched the Los Angeles Youth Studio. This workshop helps gifted children sharpen the most necessary skills for session singing, including sight-singing, ear-training, mic technique, studio etiquette, shifting vocal tones, and music literacy. 

 

Children ages 6-10 and ages 11-17 are invited to apply for this once-a-month workshop via our website. Updates are available on our social media pages under the handle @layouthstudio.

 

We are thrilled to help the next generation of session singers continue to make Los Angeles the mecca of studio work for singers!  

Visit www.layouthstudio.com for more. 

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NEWS

Hear Baraka's haunting solo in the official champion theme for League of Legends HERE

Hear Baraka's solos in the original soundtrack for Solo: A Star Wars Story HERE

Hear Baraka perform "Angel Eyes" in one live, unedited take HERE 

JULY, 2020:

*  Vocal contracting & recording small

   ensemble vocals for an upcoming film

   with Netflix

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for an animated film with Netflix 

*  Recording for an upcoming film with
   Warner Bros

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals from home for an upcoming

   animated film

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Blizzard Entertainment

JUNE, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for DreamWorks

*  Recording small ensemble vocals from

   home for a new video game

   with Blizzard Entertainment  

*  Recording solo & ensemble vocals

   from home for Soundtrack of our Lives 

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for an animated film with Netflix

*  Recording solo pop vocals for a

   documentary with Netflix

MAY, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Disney Junior

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for an upcoming musical

*  Recording solo vocals from home

   for Netflix

*  Recording solo child vocals from home

   for a new animated series 

APRIL, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals for The

   Umbrella Academy

*  Recording solo & small ensemble

   vocals for Blizzard Entertainment 

*  Recording & vocal contracting

   for USC's Film Scoring Program

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Junior

MARCH, 2020:

*  Recording and vocal contracting solo

   vocals for League of Legends

*  Recording solo vocals for a

   new Nickelodeon series

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Junior

*  Recording with Universal  Studios

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

FEBRUARY, 2020:

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney

   Junior

*  Performing on camera vocals 

   for Songland on NBC

*  Writing the choral transcription for "I'm

   Standing With You" for the 2020

   Oscars with Diane Warren and Chrissy

   Metz

*  Writing the choral transcription for

   Tones and I performing on Ellen 

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

*  Performing works by Philip Glass

   with Jacaranda 

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