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Rose Bard Academy

The Rose Bard Academy is an education platform embracing the arts of song craft, womb wisdom, vocal empowerment and energetic alchemy. Founded by Marya Stark, it is an academy dedicated to the upliftment of humanity through creative self-expression, relational health, and dedication to personal expression through exploring the Muse.


Rose Lineage

A Rose blooms 
When she is ready
when she is ready 
and not a moment too soon
A Rose blooms 
when her velvet darkness
awakens to the dawn
A Rose blooms
When her sweet honey 
is tasted by every petal
swollen with becoming 
bursting at the hips
air rapt with fragrance
join the dance of spring
A Rose blooms 
When she is ready
when she is ready
and not a moment too soon


 

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About Marya

Marya Stark is a vocalist, composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist.
She is a discoverer of archetypes, a storyteller, a bard, and muse.

An Arizona native, Marya first found her voice in the high desert, studying at the Arizona School For The Arts, before earning a scholarship to Chapman Music Conservatory. While following the thread of classical vocal training, Marya’s love of myth, psyche and sound healing led her to study Music Therapy. This training catalyzed Marya into a period of prolific songwriting, as she became focused on narrating the journey of her own coming of age, collecting songs as time capsules of the human experience.

After graduating w/ a BA in Music Therapy, Marya spent the next decade dedicated to community enrichment through music, working with at risk youth, addiction recovery, mental health, hospice, autism, and special needs communities. During this time, Marya continued her studies in Medical Qigong Therapy, Compassionate Communication, and Women’s Health. 

Marya is a continuous student of the abstract, the mythopoetic, and of the song lines that run through her own soul. One such song line is that of Scarlet Moon, an emergent archetype of the wild feminine. In 2015, Marya combined forces with Mama Crow to form the folk duo Scarlet Crow. Their debut album ‘Remembrance’ released in May of 2017, featuring songs of Magdalene, the witch burning times, Avalon inspired revival, past life memories, personal healing, ancestral healing, and reweaving the threads of creation. 

Marya has released multiple albums, eps, and singles, continuing to discover the many layers of her relationship to the muses. In addition to her realm of art song and story-telling, Marya is a curator of therapeutic concept albums. She has released a journey album for Recovery, as well as a Children’s collection based in mindfulness.

Her most recent release Lineage, inspired by the exploration of healing of ancestral blood lines and the deeper energetics of womb medicine, has been described as "A deep meditation on timeless ancient wisdom to salve our current times. The heartfelt passion in her message strikes a chord, and shines through. There is profound wisdom and knowledge to be found in the lyrics of this new record, while the overall vibe is uplifting, relaxing, and inspiring. She manages to strike a beautiful balance, delivering potent transmissions without coming off as too preachy, or taking too much focus away from the music.” - Reality Sandwich

When she is not on stage or composing music, Marya works as a Musical Midwife, supporting the creative journey of her students. She is a mentor in the art of voice and song craft. She is currently leading 'Voice Of My Womb' vocal enrichment workshops globally and online. 

She is a chaser of waterfalls, a lover of bulletproof coffee,
and is a huge fan of the Parade Of Flamingos from BBC's Planet Earth II

And she loves you
just the way you are.