Serenity - Peaceful Music on The Chapman Stick

by Michael Kollwitz - Solo Chapman Stick

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    From the album art of the famous Sedona landmark, Bell Rock, to the rich, multifaceted songs, Michael’s goal with his latest release is to create a sonically healing experience, and evoke simplicity and relaxation for his listeners. Lovely graphics by Mort Krajec of Maui Advertising Co. and original oil painting of Michael by Flagstaff painter Gretchen Lopez featured on back cover.

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Mystic Vista 03:45
A New Life 04:21
Higher Power 04:39


With the albums "Peaceful Journey" (2013) and "Under The Banyan Tree" (2008) Kollwitz made a conscious change of course in his music: focusing more on healing music that relaxes the listener and provides a lush sonic background conducive to contemplation and meditation. He found himself drawn to simpler, more straightforward and uncomplicated music that conveyed more emotion and less technical skill. Some artists find it is usually easier to play fast but how many can really slow down and let the listener savor every single note?

Following this new direction of simple peaceful music on The Chapman Stick, Kollwitz has released the album "Serenity- Peaceful Music On The Chapman Stick" which was written and recorded in the magical red rock country of Sedona, Arizona.

Kollwitz says the music on "Serenity" was inspired by the book "Steps To Knowledge- The Book Of Inner Knowing" by Marshall Vian Summers which can be found at

One of the instrument’s earliest pioneers and one of Emmett Chapman’s first students, Michael is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with over 40 years experience. Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument the Chapman Stick is extraordinary yet still uncommon. It may prove to be one of the most expressive and versatile musical instruments ever devised with almost endless possibilities. The result is full, rich music that does not sound quite like any other instrument.

Long devoted to spreading knowledge of the Chapman Stick and the beautiful music it can create, Michael has performed at over a thousand festivals, fairs & corporate events. Carlos Santana called his music “a gift from the heart” that made him feel good the moment he heard it. He’s been an opening act for The Beach Boys, The Goo Goo Dolls and has introduced many to the new instrument over the years including Mick Fleetwood and Herbie Hancock.

His albums and music have spread worldwide. His music has been featured on national radio, in television appearances and he was the subject of an award-winning short documentary entitled “Stick Man”. His musical style has been influenced by many genres including Jazz, Rock, Latin, Hawaiian and Americana. He has recorded and released 21 albums in different genres including his latest releases "Peaceful Journey" and "Serenity" which marks a change of course for his music into the New Age and Ambient genres.

Decades of references and recommendations from fans and clients can be viewed at:


released September 1, 2017

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Michael Kollwitz - Solo Chapman Stick Sedona, Arizona

3 BILLBOARD ALBUMS IN A ROW! 'Santa Plays The Stick' debuted #4 as a Top 10 New Age album in Nov. 2019. ‘Serenity III’ charted at both #2 & #3 in Jan. & Feb. 2019. ‘Serenity II’ received Grammy consideration and debuted at #8 in Apr. 2018. Michael's music is played worldwide and continues to find appreciative new listeners. Carlos Santana once described Michael’s music as “a gift of the heart”. ... more

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