Eyes of An Angel
Kristin Glasgow Since 1988, the Music Achievers Conservatory has backed the piano and vocal talents of Kristin Glasgow. Now along with Simone Entertainment we are proud to offer her debut CD 'Eyes Of An Angel'. Filled with all original work by Kristin and songwriter, producer, keyboardist Rich Vogellehner. She is backed by the areas best musicians, which include Paul Kramer (guitars) Ramon Huizar (bass) and Jeff Ceresnie (drums). Area musicans Shaun Turner and Gary B. also contributed to this CD Kristin's debut CD 'Eyes of an Angel,' is touching lives already, not just from her wonderful talents displayed in all her songs, but from the message she has to share. Kristin was strong enough to get out of an abusive marriage, and lived to tell her story through song. After hearing these songs, there are others that have decided to be 'strong' enough as well, and move on with their lives. Kristin is now 'free,' to share her talents and love of music with others who want to hear more from her! Kristin's strong vocal style, writing and performance ability along with her finesse, beauty, 'eyes of an angel,' and warming personality are just a few of many assets that will ensure this young star's rise to success. She is extremely gifted and is here on earth to help others with her gift of music. Her songs, 'Strong,' 'Don't Be Afraid,' and 'Hold On,' demonstrate her message to hold onto your dreams and stand up for what you believe in. Let go of your fears, you don't have to cry anymore, you can be free of the negative in your life. Such powerful themes she has here, she is moving people with her music. Kristin Glasgow has received numerous accolades, including winning many Fall Classic First Places, Superior ratings at National Guild and National Federation of Music Clubs auditions and the highest award given at the Music Achievers Conservatory, Student and Teacher of the Year Awards. She is a vocal and piano adjudicator for National Federation of Music Clubs, American Guild of Music, and special events. Kristin also keeps busy hosting State Musical Competitions and Concerts, along with entertaining audiences with her vocal talents. Besides her love of singing, Kristin teaches others each day to sing and play the piano at the Music Achievers Conservatory. Kristin is going to prove you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. With all the love and support that Kristin has, whether it's from her parents or brother, her best friends, or all of her students that admire and look up to her, Kristin is a winner already. We are all just so proud of her, and always will be. Her hard work and effort will pay off. She will be the icon to many! Thanks for Listening!!!! Wednesday, December 8, 2004 The Detroit News Woman's music is her therapy Warren musician hopes to give encouragement to other abuse victims By Anjali J. Sekhar / The Detroit News Eyes of an Angel Kristin Glasgow's CD, 'Eyes of an Angel,' was written to inspire women to be strong enough to leave violent relationships. The CD is on sale at local music shops, at the Music Achievers Conservatory in Sterling Heights, or online at www.cdbaby.com. A portion of proceeds from the sales will benefit Turning Point. STERLING HEIGHTS -- It seems like not long ago, Kristin Glasgow was a nine-year-old starting out on her first piano lesson at Vanessa Chasney's Sterling Heights home. But now that Glasgow has released her first CD, one that deals with her struggle and escape from an abusive marriage, Chasney said she remembers seeing that determination early in her former student/now assistant teacher's life. 'We knew (Glasgow) was talented and (the CD project) has really inspired her and others, too,' said Chasney, who runs the Music Achievers Conservatory in Sterling Heights. 'If anything was to ever happen to me, she can run my school. ... No one has been as dedicated as Kristin.' Glasgow, who had her last visit with her counselor two months ago at a domestic abuse shelter in Mount Clemens, now considers herself a survivor. And she shares that story in her recently released CD, 'Eyes of an Angel.' 'It's all such a blur,' said Glasgow, 24, who lives in Warren. 'I mean, the CD is done and I did my first concert already and I have another one coming. It's just amazing.' After suffering through a five-year abusive relationship, which included a 3 1/2 month marriage, Glasgow found the strength to leave her husband, she said. Glasgow said she found solace in three things: her family, her counselor at Turning Point, and her music. Her CD, which was released earlier this year, has several songs -- including 'Freedom,' 'Strong,' and 'Now and Forever,' -- encouraging women to have faith in themselves. The project preceded Glasgow's marriage, she said. Glasgow was approached by music writer and producer Rich Vogellehner, who was looking for a lyricist and female singer. Glasgow took on the project, but said her fiance at the time kept her from committing to it. 'Even when they were engaged, it was hard to work because she had excuse after excuse as to why she couldn't make it,' Vogellehner said. But after filing for divorce, and retreating to her parents' home in northern Michigan, Glasgow said music became her therapy. Vogellehner would send her instrumental CDs in the mail and Glasgow said she would sit in her room and just write for hours. 'I think God guided me; everything just flowed,' she said. 'Once I left him, I had all this free time. Music was my focus and I was finally able to finish the CD.' Glasgow soon after returned to the area, began recording her CD and resumed her teaching position at the Music Achievers Conservatory in Sterling Heights. Glasgow also teaches at a Montessori in Mount Clemens. But she hopes to create an organization to help women escape abusive relationships and give them resources to rebuild their lives, she said. 'I really believe this is my calling,' she said. 'I had to go through the good, the bad and the ugly to get here.' Glasgow has dedicated a portion of the proceeds from her CD sales to Turning Point. She also had given a copy of the CD to her counselor, who listened to it and bought 22 more to pass out to other counselors and victims, Glasgow said. The music would definitely help inspire women that are victims of domestic abuse, according to Turning Point officials. 'It's really encouraging and cathartic when people find out there are women who have gone through similar experiences,' said Jenny Schultz, director of community development. 'That's a main tactic for (abusers), to isolate the women and make them feel like nobody cares. 'When the women find out that they're not alone and people believe them, it's empowering.'