Associate Professor, part-time

Amikaeyla Gaston


M.S. Educational Psychology and Music Therapy, Berne University, St. Kitts & Nevis; B.S. Neuroscience, Wesleyan University, CT. Winner of eight Washington Area Music Association Awards, including Best Jazz Vocalist, Best Urban Contemporary Vocalist, & Best World Music Vocalist. Cultural Arts Ambassador for the State Department. Founder and Executive Director for The International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute (ICAHSI). Performed and studied with Melody Gardot, 2Baba, Salif Keita, Richard Bona, Jean Paul Samputu, Take 6, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pete Seeger, Baba Olutunji, Mickey Hart, Amiri Baraka, Gil Scot Heron, Esperanza Spalding, Sheila E, Goapele, Ritchie Havens, Bobi Cespedes, and many more. Tours internationally as a professional instructor, vocal producer, composer, and arranger.