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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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!  

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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 

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


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


*  Recording with Universal  Studios

*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 


*  Recording solo vocals for Disney


*  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


*  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 

JANUARY, 2020:

*  Performing and recording for the 2020

   Grammys with Billie Eilish

*  Recording group vocals for an

   upcoming Disney film

*  Recording solo vocals for Disney


*  Recording solo vocals for Disney


*  Recording solo & small group vocals

   for Hal Leonard Publishing 

*  Recording solo vocals for an upcoming

   animated Netflix film, multiple


*  Performing with LA Choral Lab 

*  Performing for the Society of Lyricists

   and Composers Awards Show

*  Performing video game music

   from NieR in concert at the Microsoft


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