Created & Performed by

Christine Petrini & Melissa Brun

featuring Karl, the Cello

For Your 2022 GRAMMY Awards® Consideration
Best Children's Album 

Big Idea Committee

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 Listen to inspire your creativity, imagination, and most importantly your BIGGEST dreams! Your imagination can take you anywhere! Think BIG, let your ideas soar!

Creative collaborators Christine Petrini (songwriter/vocals) and Melissa Brun (songwriter/cello/vocals), along with the charming and dapper Karl the Cello, invite you to join the committee and see what’s on the agenda!  The album includes the award winning “Spring!” (John Lennon Songwriting Contest) heard on WXPN’s Kids Corner along with 10 additional tracks!  Big Idea Committee is all about collaboration and Rodney Whittenberg (Producer/Recording Engineer), Peter Humphreys (Mastering Engineer), along with featured artists Lucy Kalantari (2x GRAMMY Award® winner), Jordan McCree, Vince di Mura, Paula Breslin-Perry, Liz Filios, Monnette Sudler, Tim Wolfe, Marybeth Kern, Kanako Omae Neale and 21 young performers all contributed their big ideas to this album!

 

The album follows the sequence of a meeting where big thinkers gather to make plans for fun all year!   After a big welcome and setting the agenda, the committee gets down with the kindness groove.  Then, get ready to move, move, move as the Big Idea Committee visits the Eiffel Tower, roasts marshmallows, roars like monsters and much more. When it’s time to say goodbye, use your imagination and explore what you can do together tomorrow!  All in favor say, “Aye!”. 

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Album Released June 17, 2022!

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For Your Consideration, BIG Thinkers! 

Featured Musicians

Rodney Whittenberg
Producer & Recording Engineer

 

Lucy Kalantari

(2x GRAMMY Award® winner) 

Ukulele

Jordan McCree

Remix Artist

 

Vince di Mura

Piano

Paula Breslin-Perry

Drums

Liz Filios

Accordion

 Monnette Sudler

Guitar

Tim Wolfe

Bass

 Marybeth Kern

Flute, Saxophone

Kanako Omae Neale

Percussion

Peter Humphreys

Mastering Engineer

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Featured Young Performers

 

Vocalists:

 

Neve Breza

Noah Breza

Khaliq Carter

Isabella Ferguson

Amelia Finley

Lily Gusrang

Kaiden Keen

Avenlea Leibrecht

Adam Makké

Noah Makké

Quinn O'Brien

Rori O'Brien

Kya Prunty

Lynnea Prunty

Nevaeh Valdes

Greta Weber

Sloane White

Maya Zimmer

Elijah Zimmer

Music Video Actors:

 

Neve Breza

Jack Goodman

Lily Gusrang

Avenlea Leibrecht

Brionna McCollum

Madi Odenheimer

Cali Singletary

Emersyn Williams

Special Thanks to Our Featured Artists

ALL  OF YOUR BIG IDEA FAVORITES AND MORE

 

"You are going to want to take an adventure with Christine Petrini and Melissa Brun. Both women as well as their cello will bring an immersive singing experience for the whole family."

 

Neve RosaMarie: "My daughter kept changing her name to include herself in the song. The song really allows creative thinking. We paused it to think about the things that she would need to go swimming into places like the Gulf of Mexico. She even went and grabbed her snorkels to mimic. Music has a way of elevating your world."

— LaToi Storr, ToiTime.org

"Petrini (songwriter/vocals) and Brun (songwriter/cello/vocals) have created a wonderful collection of kid-friendly songs that parents won’t mind listening to either (thank you for that!). In fact, we can all learn some important messages from their music- “wear your kindness when you wake up” is a line from the jazzy “Kindness Rocks” and come on, we should all be doing that!"

"If you have a chance to see Big Idea Committee live, do it. Petrini and Brun, along with Karl the Cello, will have you dancing and starting conversations with your little

ones."

— Brenda Hillegas, GoHomePhilly.com