Arsena Schroeder is a solo-acoustic performer on a mission to evoke wonder and irreligious God-awe in the lives of each listener. Crafting original songs soaked in singer-songwriter, acoustic, and pop-soul genres, issues of empowerment, love, and cryptic faith are lyrically intertwined in a mix meant to free and fuel the soul.
Arsena began her journey as a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist in the Fall of 2009 and has since then performed locally, nationally, and internationally. She's also competed and advanced in rounds as an American Idol contestant. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and Sociology, Arsena turned down a full-ride to graduate school to pursue her passion in music. She now serves as the Musician's Overseer at Charlotte's 24-7, a local expression of a global prayer movement, and tours as a solo-acoustic performer. Her artistic twist of cover song interpretations, impromptu/free-styled songs, and original music has sent a ripple in the independent music industry and deemed her as a force to be reckoned with.
Her first self-produced release, The Abundantly EP, released January 1, 2013 on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, & Facebook. Since then her vocals have been compared to the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Corrine Bailey Rae, & Tracy Chapman. She's been critically reviewed as, "The next Alicia Keys", "The cry from the wilderness", and a powerful vocalist to be on the lookout for.
You can follow her music & support her mission to evoke others into pursuing their God-given potential by joining her mailing list & by booking her for your next event!