Michael Stillwater is an artistic innovator, using music, words, and images. An educator, illustrator, award-winning songwriter, recording artist, filmmaker and photographer. His talent is recognizing and artistically addressing the essence of societal issues, hearing music in the moment and seeing beauty in the familiar. Stillwater’s work weaves personal insights with universal principles. Founder of Song Without Borders and SongLife, focused on personal and societal transformation through song. Artist/founder of Inner Harmony, he is also creator of SongCare, a personalized intuitive therapeutic artistry serving individuals, couples and organizations since 1982, and SongSourcing, a unique method helping reconnect people with their inner songmaker. From his experience with terminally ill patients and their families, the spoken word- music book and recording, Graceful Passages: A Companion For Living and Dying, with music by Emmy-award winning film composer Gary Malkin, has become a leading audio resource in hospice for reducing anxiety around dying. A sequential work, Care for the Journey, addresses sustainability and wellness for healthcare practitioners. Stillwater is a pioneer in the fields of American folk chant and intuitive song and facilitates collaborative artistic expression in schools, churches, and communities. His documentary film series, In Search of The Great Song, produced together with his wife, Swiss contemplative psychologist Doris Laesser Stillwater, addresses the underlying music inside everyone. Their first feature-length episode, Shining Night (2012), called ‘a heartening rarity’ by Wall Street Journal, was an Official Selection of twenty film festivals and recipient of four Best Documentary Awards. Their second feature-length film, In Search of the Great Song (2016), was recipient of two Best Documentary awards. Their third film, Beyond the Fear of Singing (2019), provides a welcoming and inspiring message to all who feel they cannot sing. Living in Europe since 2005, Michael leads singing gatherings (ChantWave), seminars (Song Sanctuary) and intuitive song circles (Honoring Ceremonies) throughout the year, as well as creative/contemplative retreats and SongLife trainings together with Doris.