Stephanie Pauline is a prolific songwriter. With over 400 songs written Stephanie serves as an artistic catalyst, imbuing listeners with courage as they drink deeply of life's great store with her; mouthfuls of humanity: elation/fear on a voice that...
Stephanie Pauline is a prolific songwriter. With over 400 songs written Stephanie serves as an artistic catalyst, imbuing listeners with courage as they drink deeply of life's great store with her; mouthfuls of humanity: elation/fear on a voice that both bleeds and triumphs in the same breath. Though she borrows from many genres, Pauline takes her cues from pop music, crafting radio friendly songs that build and explode in a way that catches the ear. As a songwriter her ultimate musical goal is to have songs playing on pop/rock, country, and Christian radio. Listening to Stephanie, one is reminded of great artists like Sara McLachlan, Jewel and Alison Krauss, as her voice pierces the soul and leaves listeners aching for more. Stephanie's sincere lyrics and compelling melodies draw people of all ages, and walks of life. "I invite others into an honest moment and hopefully encourage them in their own pursuit of truth and a passionate life abandoned to the only thing worth living for: love. I've been pretty pressed in life and I think it has produced a severity and vulnerability in me that people just lean into. It pulls things up from deep within them and unearths hearts.”
This depth, both in writing, and in the emotional presentation of her material, is due, at least in part, to the difficulties life dealt out in force in her young life to adolescence. After what she calls five years of darkness she says God recovered her and renewed within her an inborn sense of music that has accompanied her all through her life in varying degrees. She says that songwriting came to her like breathing or laughing; it's just always been a part of who she is and what she does.
Stephanie Pauline plays piano, and has co produced all of her recordings to date. The last two of which brought her to Nashville and LA where she recorded with some of the industry's best studio musicians, from Jon Catchings, Jason Webb, Gary Lunn and David Davidson to many others including Dave Cleveland and Steve Brewster . She performed over 80 dates from 2006-2007, and is gearing up for another 80 date tour in 2009. Her music is currently being played on over 600 radio stations world wide, landing three of Stephanie’s songs in the top 10 on the CRW Global Inspo and AC Chart and also on the Euro NCM Chart this year. One of her songs has been used on a sound track in a film called "My Lawyer," and she has won numerous song competitions. Her talents have garnered her a few record label offers, a recent nomination for an Independent Singer Songwriter Association award, and the attention of industry professionals. In 2004 More than Music Inc. her ministry, and the hub of her music, was made an official non-profit, enabling her to receive donations to further the work.
The fire and driving force behind all that Stephanie Pauline does is best stated by the mission statement of More than Music Inc. which is... "To revolutionize the culture at large, one heart at a time, through the means of multimedia, ministry, and money given until everyone on earth knows, and lives the love that is in Jesus Christ." Tied closely to all her endeavors is her goal of funneling the profits of her life's work to worthy causes, world relief efforts, and social evangelism. Stephanie Pauline has chosen to waive her salary since the non-profit was made a legal entity in 2004 to help enable that. 30% of her concerts are performed in detention centers and drug rehab facilities around the country and she has been on several humanitarian forays, including a month long mission to an orphanage in Vijayawada, India. Stephanie has seen first hand the extensive destitution, both spiritually and physically that plague most of this planet and her heart's cry is to see healing and blessings flow all around the world. She has vowed to take these messages God has given her in the form of songs as far as He will allow her to go
She is married, with one son, and a newborn baby girl. She daily works to further her own authentic representation of the face of God in her personal life. Her music is simply an overflow of that.