There is something terribly right with you. - Jen
Dynamic Artist, Thoughtful Advocate
"WOW is more than an experience, it is a stepping stone to something hidden and beautifully unexpected in ourselves." - Curtis Windham, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Director at Spero Academy
Waltzing on Waves is the solo act of Twin Cities-based Performing and Recording Artist/Neurodiversity Advocate, Jen Bluhm. Jen carries a special appreciation for the bittersweet places, the preciously awkward paces, and the esoteric spaces that music can identify & elevate in the hearts and minds of humans. She masters her voice well, accessing techniques and devices from many different styles of music from Opera to American Roots. She is a proficient songwriter and composer, a recipient of the American Composers Forum's 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA - supported by Jerome Foundation), an Award-nominated film composer, and a gifted multi-instrumentalist.
Jen's connection with the Neurodiversity Movement began with the discovery and acceptance of her own neurodivergent mind and the minds & ways of her neurodivergent children. She celebrates and embraces daily the beauty and depth that Neurominorities contribute to our world while acknowledging the limitations and adversity the disabled, the disordered, and the "different" navigate every day.