Sea Siren Trio had a well-received performance at McLaughlin Garden for their Thursday Night in the Garden music series on August 4, 2022.   Although it was 90+ that day (which is rather unusual for Maine), we had a lovely audience and wonderful response.  Thank you to son Isaiah for operating the family's nonprofit ice cream pushcart, Cool Treats For Charity, at the performance.  Cool Treats and cold water were especially appreciated!  For more about our family nonprofits, see

For booking information for Sea Siren Trio (originals and classic covers by Kristen Short/Rusty Wiltjer/Tom Coolidge), contact Sea Siren Music at (888) 522-6987, email  



Today was Sea Siren Trio's first performance this year due to the pandemic, and it's so great to be making music again!  My gratitude to Rusty Wiltjer and Tom Coolidge for performing in Bridgton, Maine, with me today to a wonderful audience!  The three of us will be working together regularly for live performances and for working on arrangements for songs I've written that will be on my next original music CD #6.    For booking information for Sea Siren Trio (originals and contemporary covers), contact Kristen Short at (888) 522-6987, email 


Great music rehearsal yesterday! 

I had a great rehearsal yesterday with musician Tom Coolidge for our April 14 music performance in Mechanic Falls. Rusty Wiltjer will also be joining us on percussion. The performance benefits cancer support charity Short Folks For Hope Foundation ( ) and will feature songs from my original music CDs "Blossom in the Dust," "Dove in a Hurricane," and "The Loan". We hope to see you!  Facebook event page here:   #seasirenmusic #shortfolksforhope 

An Afternoon of Original Music with Singer/Songwriter Kristen Short 

Kristen Short, Singer-Songwriter & Actor presents An Afternoon of Original Music with accompanying musicians Rusty Wiltjer of Wiltjer Pottery (percussion) and Tom Coolidge (keys/guitar/vocals). Performance will be held at Our Lady of Ransom Church Hall, 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls, on Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 3:30 PM, with a 15-minute intermission mid-performance.

Donations will be accepted for admission and for refreshments by Cool Treats For Charity.  Performance benefits 501(c)(3) cancer support charity Short Folks For Hope Foundation and Our Lady of Ransom Renovation Committee. 

Kristen Short has been writing, performing and producing heartfelt, multi-genre original music since 1990.  She has written and produced over 50 songs and released the following original music CDs on her independent label, Sea Siren Records®: “Blossom in the Dust” (1998), “Dove in a Hurricane” (2000), “The Loan” (2007), “Water Lily Waits:  Music for Movement & Meditation” (2007, with Kathy Gracenin and Rusty Wiltjer), “Chairs” (2011, single, dedicated to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, now known as The Dempsey Center), “Smile” (2014, single, in memory of Vivian St. Onge).  Kristen is currently writing and recording her fifth full-length original music CD.  She is also an eight-year breast cancer survivor and is the founder and executive director of cancer support charity Short Folks For Hope Foundation located in South Paris, Maine, founded in 2012.  For the full Kristen Short bio, see her website at

"One of Maine's most promising songwriters..."  Good Times Magazine

“…heartfelt, uplifting original music…” Mac McEntire, Advertiser Democrat

"“…pretty, harmony-laden songs…brim with a hopeful spirit that celebrates faith..." Dave Richards, Showcase Magazine

"Here's the long and short of it...She's got talent..."  Sun Journal

"…crosses genres while stitching gorgeous melodies with her golden voice…"  IndieMusicReview

"...sensational talent and excellent arrangements..."  Dave Patterson, WJZF 97.1 FM

”The collection of songs on ‘The Loan’ are an inspiring and uplifting parade of both lyrics and sounds that tugs at every corner of the heart reserved for happiness…this is one CD you’ll want to play again and again.” Mark Chag, Advertiser Democrat

“Beautiful.”  Bernie Siegel, M.D., Author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, Peace, Love & Healing, Prescriptions For Living, and Love, Animals and Miracles. (Kristen is a contributing writer to the latter book.)

OHCHS Grand Gala: A Night at the Tonys Show on 1/13/2018 

There are still tickets available for the OHCHS Grand Gala: A Night at the Tonys, and the show will go on tomorrow night! There is a great line-up of performers, and I'm excited to be performing a special number with my daughter that received a lovely response at rehearsal this afternoon. (Thanks to Tom Coolidge for performing piano with us!) I have several tickets for sale if you are interested - email me at if you are! Tickets are $10 each and benefit the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Drama Club. Hope to see you! ❤️

Happy New Year From Singer/Songwriter Kristen Short 

Happy New Year!  I had a very busy 2017 being the founder/executive director of our cancer support charity, Short Folks For Hope Foundation, empowering, encouraging and celebrating cancer warriors and inspiring youth to be creative, compassionate members of our communities!  In December I opened our new office in South Paris and I'm thrilled about getting the office settled in and getting my home office/studio back for working on music.  I have new songs in the works that I'll be recording over the winter and spring months and I look forward to sharing in my next album.  I'm also looking forward to performing at the OHCHS Grand Gala - "A Night at the Tonys" on Saturday, January 13, 2018, and I'll be performing a sweet duet with my daughter Allie.  Oxford Hills Community Broadway Musical Show auditions for Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella are happening next week that I'm very tempted to go to despite my crazy busy schedule...I love the support of the arts in this community and it's a joy to be in these productions with so many great local performers that it's hard to resist putting my hat in the ring to be a part of it! 

 The photo is of me as Trix the Aviatrix in the November OHMPAA musical production of "The Drowsy Chaperone," directed by Andrew Scott Turner, which ran November 9-19,2017.  The show was challenging and an absolute blast to be in with my daughter Allie.  Thanks to everyone who came to our shows - our audiences were fantastic!

"Into the Woods" and "Amahl and the Night Visitors" 

Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association (OHMPAA) just finished up a great run of  the musical "Into the Woods" directed by Andrew Scott Turner.  The show ran November 10-20.  We had a amazing cast and crew and performed eight sold out shows to enchanted audiences.  I enjoyed performing as Cinderella's Mother and the voice of the Lady Giant. 


The cast of OHMPAA's "Into the Woods," that ran November 10-20, 2016, in Oxford Hills, Maine.               Kristen as Cinderella's Mother with Melissa Sproul as Cinderella in OHMPAA's "Into the Woods," 2016.

I am also performing as a shepherdess in the OHMPAA musical "Amahl and the Night Visitors," which will be performed at four churches in Oxford Hills, Maine, December 8-11.  My daughter is performing as Amahl and has been doing a stellar job at rehearsals!  We are enjoying our fourth show performing together. 

My winter plans involve a return to songwriting, recording and producing music, and working on several writing projects that I'm looking forward to diving back into.  Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas, and thank you for your interest and support!

Best wishes,


It's Been a Busy Year! 

I'm surprised that it's been so long since I've posted an update - it has certainly been a busy year!  In November 2015 I performed in the role of "Geminae" (with "twin" Maddy Prentice) in the OHMPAA Production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," directed by Kenn Sawyer. In December I performed in the three-show OHMPAA holiday production, "A Christmas Cabaret," directed by Kelsey Franklin with a talented group of vocalists and a wonderful set of music. 


In April 2016 I performed in a dream role as Glinda the Good Witch in the Oxford Hills Community Broadway Musical production of "The Wizard of Oz," directed by Andrew Scott Turner.  It was a lovely experience with an amazing cast, crew and orchestra. 


In June 2016 I performed as Professor Willard and Mrs. Carter in OHMPAA's "Our Town," directed by Tom Littlefield.  I enjoyed being in this classic production with my daughter, Allie.  In August 2016 I performed in the OHMPAA One Acts Weekend in "Senior Housing" directed by Jackie McDonald and as Madge Geisel in "The Game's Afoot," directed by Corrine Turner.  It was great fun and the audiences were delightful! 



I also did two original music performances in July in Maine at the Norway Arts Festival and Hamlin Memorial Library's Founders Day in Paris.  I'm back to work on writing and recording and plan to have a new project or two to announce over the winter.  Thanks for tuning in and for your support. 

Blessings and best wishes,


Weekend Update 

Last night I enjoyed rehearsing with a great group of musicians and vocalists for "Singing Down the Summer," a For the Love of a Song show directed by Sally Jones to benefit the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine on September 5 at 2 PM at Captain Morrill's Community Arts Center in Orr's Island, Maine. Tomorrow (Saturday) I have the honor of singing for a friend's wedding, and for the final song I'll be joined by a group of youngsters to sing a requested pop song for the bride and groom (with lyrics I rewrote to help make them wedding ceremony-worthy and youth-friendly :) )  Then Sunday I'm back to the Portland Sea Dogs​ to sing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch at the 1 PM game.  Have a great weekend!Orr's Island Benefit Performers

Back in writing and recording mode... 

Although I'm back in writing and recording mode with several projects in the works, I do have several scheduled performances this summer.  See the performance listing at  Thanks for your interest!

"One of Maine's most promising songwriters..."

Good Times Magazine

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