'Sing It Forward' program was developed as an opportunity for people to contribute a transformative musical experience to others by sponsoring events in other places. Companion Arts, a nonprofit educational agency founded by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, served as the initial organizational umbrella.
The Honoring: Songs of Healing, Empowerment and Awakening CD, a collection of intuitive healing songs by Michael Stillwater, was produced by Michael and Doris Laesser Stillwater together with Leme Lehmann.
SongSourcing TrackPack One was published as a resource to support people awakening their own inner songmaker.
Filming began on In Search of The Great Song, a film series exploring and celebrating the transformative power of song.
2010 and 2011
Filming continued on the series; Shining Night was developed from a single interview into a feature-length film. Fiscal stewardship of Song Without Borders transferred
from Companion Arts to Living Bridges/Green Hospice of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, premiered in Palm Springs at the American Documentary Film Festival. Premiers took place in festivals, cinemas and choral events across America and Europe.
Screening of Shining Night continues in America and Europe; first public television broadcast of the film in May on KCET Public Television, Los Angeles, CA. A 2nd film, The Fire Dance of Emaho Montoya: Awakening the Mystery Within, began development. Several other films in early development, including In the Beginning Was The Song; Keepers of The Song; and SongMakers.