Her song “That Smile” co-written with Randy Davis, had Bart Herbison saying “That’s a hit!” and is being pitched by a respected Nashville publisher. “A Breaking Heart Will Lie” co-written with Brion Riborn is in the NSAI Top 40 and was Top 10 in SongtownUSA’s Song Challenge. “Wear Me Home” co-written with Kelly McGrath was nominated Best of SongU.com. Of her five pro demos, four have been kept by multiple publishers and the other was recommended for NSAI’s Publisher’s Luncheon and forwarded by TAXI.com
PJ fuses classical training in Piano, Composition, and Conducting at the Juilliard School with ‘80s Pop music upbringing, love of country music from cross-country driving, and a stint as a Karaoke Jockey to pen commercial songs aspiring to be radio hits. She promoted concerts in Portland, OR to help independent women singer/songwriters (GoGirls Music Fest, NW Women Songwriters Showcase). She was nominated for the AUDELCO Award in Sound Design/Composition for her work in Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Henry V. She’s also written several commissioned works for independent film and film production companies including TV, commercials, and corporate promos. PJ’s won numerous piano competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; at the age of 8 she was a Yamaha Artist soloist in concert with the Taipei National Symphony Orchestra.
Currently she lives in NYC and travels regularly to Nashville to up her songwriting A-Game.