Singer and Songwriter
Ari Afsar is a singer/songwriter with placements on ABC, Disney, and Amazon. A graduate of Ethnomusicology from UCLA, Afsar released her EP, “Somewhere I Thought I’d Be.” She is the composer of Jeannette, a musical about the first woman elected into Congress, developed at the O’Neill NMTC where Afsar won the Lyricist Award. Last fall, she composed a piece, Allegory produced by the La Jolla Playhouse. She has opened for Michelle Obama, performed in the U.S. Institute of Peace, presented before Gloria Steinhem, and opened at the ACLU national conference. She was the original Eliza in Chicago’s Hamilton, Miss California 2010, top 10 at Miss America 2011, and top 36 American Idol Alum. She is the co-founder of “Until We Do It” providing masks to communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19.