Music is Medicine.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music and English:  Summa Cum Laude, Campbellsville University 2002
  • Storytelling Fellowship:  Kenan Institute for the Arts, University of North Carolina in collaboration with Native Voices at the Autry, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian 2016


  • Diamonds Along the Highway:  5 part PBS documentary
  • Burgoo:  Legendary Stew of the South
  • Red Velvet Cake


  • Co-composer and vocalist for the production soundtrack of "And So We Walked: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears" 2017  
  • Unto These Hills 2013, 2014, 2015


  • "You Shall Sing" written by Sarah Elizabeth Burkey is displayed in the Museum of the Cherokee Indian 2016
  • Assistant Director of Music for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cherokee Historical Association 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village:  fingerweaving, beadwork, pottery, historian Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Tsalagi Touring Program:  dancer, craft demonstrator, cultural preservation Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians 2014
  • Commissioner for Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission:  Appointed by the Governor of Kentucky 2012-2016