Estarion Lyrical Productions, Inc.
(ELPI): As founding president and CEO, Estella built
ELPI in 1988 as a publishing vehicle for her poetry writings and
her compiled music in association with arranger John King. While
briefly managed by Celebrity Consultants, ELPI ventured out in 1992
and recorded additional groups including James Grear & Company's
first cassingle "My Friend" and the CBC Mass Choir of
Chicago's first album "Running for Jesus."
Estarion Workshop Ensemble: a recruited group
of free lance vocalists, was also created in 1989 to perform and
record her first album release "Come,Share with Me Again."
Estella's Home Church: Miracle Revival Cathedral,
Maywood, IL; Sunday School and music staff member.
Estella also has frequently served as piano/keyboard accompanist
at public school assembly programs where on staff. Furthermore,
while on the faculty of a school in DuPage county, she created and
taught a basic therapeutic music curriculum for all its interested
To further combine her educational and musical abilities, Estella
pioneered an English rap on the eight parts of speech several years
ago and has successfully used it in some of her English classes.
She hopes to commercially release it soon in response to the latest
educational findings of using rap as an accepted learning tool in
Public Speaking/Guest Appearances:
- Democratic election forums, Chicago and Springfield, 2001 Senate
- Education Banquet, St. Louis, MO (late Rev. Cleophus Robinson
- Dept. of Interior's "Historic site dedication" of
Wheatley School, Poplar Bluff, MO
- NAACP, DuPage County Chapter, Black History Month, Wheaton,
- Hines VA Marketing Center, Women's History Observance, Maywood,
Forum Broadcast - Honoree of Black History month for
penning Chicago Anthem, WGCI-1390, Chicago (simulcasted in Gary,
- Juneteenth Day - Rainbow/Push
- Chicago Cultural Center (World Cup Day)
- South Shore Cultural Center
- Chicago City Council Chambers
- Annual Aldermanic picnics (Chicago wards 15, 28, 37)
Chicago Black Expo: International Amphitheatre, McCormick
Washington Library's Winter Garden (Mayor's reception); State
of Illinois Bldg - Thompson Center
- TV interviews:
Steve Sander's "Chicago's Very Own"
Harry Porterfield's "Someone You Should Know"
Detroit, MI - God's World Bookstore and Cable Channel 67
- Radio interviews:
Gary, Indiana: WWCA;
Poplar Bluff,Mo: KWOC
- Feature Stories (newspapers):
Chicago Defender (Ingrid Bridges);
Tribune-DuPage Metro (Mary Schmich);
N'Digo (Wendell Hutson);
American Republic (Blanche Wolpers/Elaine Garrison), Poplar
- Prior Speechwriting Clients:
The Telein Group, Inc.,
Special interests groups for church/community occasions