Maryliz Smith’s music has not been easily categorized, falling outside the traditional channels of performance practice. Her ability to mirror the essence and mood spanning from an individual’s interior state to a system’s internal growth pattern through musical improvisation, places her in a domain all of her own. She has written countless pieces for ensembles and solo instruments. Her concentrated training as a concert organist serves her well. She performs internationally as a performance artist, using electroacoustic material in combination with a variety of keyboard instruments. Most recently, she has written stories that are timeless about how we relate to our world, with life and death, with family and friends, in the workplace and at home.
Maryliz Smith has been bringing her unique style of music and insight into the world for many years. She brings this distinct style into the domain of organizations, asking age-old questions of identity in work, relationships and self. She is an independent coach, performer, composer and community leader. Her presentations take many different forms, from keynote talks at conferences to residential retreats. She forms longstanding relationships with individuals and communities who learn, through her work with the language of music, processes that guide and model what leaders need for the challenges they face today.