About Us

What is GBSP?

The Great Blue Song Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings the power of songwriting to people coping with illness or grief - no musical skills required. We match individuals and families with singer-songwriters who can give voice to their stories, including the parts that cannot be expressed by words alone.

Our Mission

To make great music that inspires people to live their best lives - no matter how much time they have left.

Our Vision

Through the songwriting process, we create a space for people to rediscover their light (their music), connect with family and friends, share their voice, encourage others, and foster community.

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Meet Arnie

Our Spirit Animal

The Great Blue Song Project was inspired by a woman named Nicole, who was a master of unconditional love. Each day as she left her job as a social worker in a prison, she noticed that a Great Blue Heron stood watch as her protector. Nicole left her body in 2016 after a long battle with a mysterious chronic illness, but her legacy of healing those around her lives on.

Great Blue Herons symbolize self-determination, balance, connection to earth, and exploration.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Wagner



Our Team


Jamie Wyman, MA, JD

Executive Director

After weaving her way through nonprofit and government agencies, Jamie discovered that music is her best tool for helping people transform pain into peace. Jamie started her path as a helping professional as an advocate for sexual assault survivors. In 2003 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a B.A. in Psychology and French. In 2008, she earned a law degree and an M.A. in Women’s Studies in from the University of Arizona. Jamie went on to pass the Kentucky Bar and serve as the Supervisor of the Legal Justice Team at the Center for Women and Families in Louisville, KY, where she led a team of anti-violence advocates in law enforcement and court settings. In 2011, she returned to her hometown to serve as a Child Protection Specialist for the State of Montana and joined her first band. Jamie now combines her passion for helping people with her passion for music as a singer-songwriter, keynote speaker, and Executive Director of The Great Blue Song Project.


Help Us Grow

Your donations will help us bring on additional staff.

Our volunteers and independent contractors are great, but we need more help. We are working hard to raise the funds to hire a small but dedicated staff. Your unrestricted donation will help us do that. Our wishlist includes a staff producer, a program coordinator, and an administrative assistant.


Click here to help us grow so we can reach more people.


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For Songwriters

Are you a songwriter who is interested in working with us? You can either apply to be part of a current project or reach out directly with questions. We are so glad you're interested and look forward to hearing from you.