Kristen Short

Kristen Short is a singer/songwriter who 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 ®:

Full-length CDs

“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)

Music Singles

“Chairs” (2011, dedicated to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing)

“Smile” (2014, in memory of Vivian St. Onge)

See the “Chairs” music video and other performance footage on the YouTube Sea Siren Music Channel.


Kristen Short is also an actress and producer involved in theater in Maine.  Performance credits include:

 “The Road To Eden’s Ridge:  The Musical” written/directed by Sally Jones and Steve Jones, adapted from novel by M. L. Rose (2012, Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association production -  OHMPAA, as Maudie and Yankee Chorus).

 “Accent on Murder,” murder mystery dinner theater written/directed by Kenn Sawyer (2013, OHMPAA production as Monique the Maid/Evelyn Steinwald, with French and Brooklyn accents).

 “Seussical The Musical,” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Andrew Scott Turner (2014, Oxford Hills Community Broadway Musical, as Who, Hunch, chorus).

 “See How They Run,” British comedy by Philip King, directed by Kenn Sawyer, produced by Kristen Short and Richard McIntire (2014, OHMPAA production, as Penelope Toop). 

 “HONK!  The Musical” (2014, OHMPAA production as Henrietta the Hen).

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," musical by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, directed by Kenn Sawyer (November 2015 OHMPAA production, as Geminae).

"The Wizard of Oz,"  musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Andrew Scott Turner.  (April 2016, Oxford Hills Maine Community Musical production as Glinda the Good Witch).

"Our Town," by Thornton Wilder, directed by Tom Littlefield (June 2016 OHMPAA production, as Professor Willard and other characters).

Kristen Short is a breast cancer survivor and in 2012 she founded the cancer support organization, Short Folks For Hope Foundation.  She was the recipient of the 2012 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award at the Dempsey Challenge, fundraising event for The Patrick Dempsey Center For Cancer Hope & Healing.  She dedicated her song "Chairs" to the Dempsey Center and the video and song was premiered at the Champions of Hope Banquet at the 2011 Dempsey Challenge.    (See the video on the Youtube Sea Siren Music Channel.)  Short Folks For Hope Foundation operates the annual Vivian St. Onge Memorial Rickshaw Team Project at The Dempsey Challenge Cycling Event with pedal power by Maine Pedicab, enabling cancer warriors unable to cycle in the event to be on "Vivian's Rickshaw Team" and ride a portion of the Dempsey Challenge course and be celebrated at the finish line.   See the organization's website at  

                                                                 With Patrick Dempsey after "Chairs" video, 2011.

Kristen is also a writer of poetry, prose and historical fiction.  Her story, “Boceifus” was published in Dr. Bernie Siegel’s latest book, “Love, Animals and Miracles,” which was released September 2015. 

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Kristen Short businesses:

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

Good Times Magazine

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