My name is Blythe Abigail Su-Ren Schulte, and like all girls from the suburbs, I want World Peace. My names were gifts to me from my Chinese Grandfather, my German-American Father, and my second generation Chinese-American Mother, but I also go affectionately by "Bunny."
I see the world (and all of time) through multi-cultural and music-colored eyes. I am Chinese, French, German, Irish, and Scandinavian, but foremost, an American. The rich cultural heritage I possess gives me a unique perspective. Nothing is black and white – it’s always somewhere in between. I feel most at home in an environment of people who understand and appreciate diversity. It is a privilege to be around those who are different from me because we can learn more from each other. My synesthesia also makes the world entirely a sensory experience: Everything I hear, see, touch, or smell has a distinct color. I visualize and feel everything in this life in a unique and unexpected way, which is reflected in my music.
My folks tell me I sang before I could talk. So, since then, I’ve been singing, producing, directing, performing, recording, composing, arranging, writing lyrics, acting, ballroom dancing, and conducting. I am a classically trained vocalist, but I love singing in as many styles as I can: jazz, musical theatre, liturgical, Gospel, alternative, patriotic, rock, electronic, and pop. It is also important to me to sing in multiple languages.
Music is a universal language and diplomatic tool that transcends all cultural, geographic, and tangible boundaries. It promotes peace and connects our souls. I sing in English, French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Latin, Welsh, Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese. It is my hope to collaborate and contribute with as many cultures as possible.
I have performed with Carol Channing, mentored with Metropolitan Opera star Diane Elias, and work-shopped with Matthew Morrison, Livingston Taylor, Jason Robert Brown, Jeff Marx, and Ryan Scott Oliver. I have studied acting with Shaunt Benjamin from the Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles, at the Lee Strasberg Theatre/Film Institute in Los Angeles, and I am currently a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston. My voice and visage are featured in a series of electronic dolls and published materials; I have conducted the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and have performed domestically and internationally on stage, TV, and film.
Above all, music connects everyone emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Whether a tune causes a listener to weep, giggle, or blush, it is capable of touching someone’s soul. Music can annihilate discord and conflict. I live to be the most excellent Blythe possible for the glory of God, others, and myself. I am a musical diplomat who encourages harmony internationally through music. I really do want World Peace!
Love and God bless!