Sarah Elizabeth Burkey (Songbird) is a Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Storyteller whose work has been featured on over 17 albums including Door of the Moon, When the Redbuds Bloom, Don’t Die Yet, and Honeysuckle Vine.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Storytelling, Summa Cum Laude from Campbellsville University in 2002.  She has toured in 19 countries and earned an international reputation as an authentic voice for Roots Music and Appalachian culture.

Songbird is deeply committed to the continuation of traditional knowledge and the vital role it plays in health, healing, and well-being. She worked for the Cherokee Historical Association for 5 years as a Historian, Heritage Arts Crafter, Assistant Music Director and performer for Unto These Hills, craft teacher at Oconaluftee Indian Village, and member of the Tsalagi Touring Group.

Ms. Songbird brings a wealth of cultural knowledge, language, music, and dance to Mountain Discovery Charter School.  Every lesson she teaches is inspired by her passion for the natural world and multicultural experiences.

She lives down a dirt road deep in the Appalachian Mountains with her husband, Wes, and their sons, Stone and Sky.

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