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Welcome to the official website for singer, songwriter, and composer Mackenzie Tolk. Mackenzie's albums, "Silent Path" and "Believe" have been featured multiple times on FM100's Soft Sunday Sounds program and are distributed by Deseret Book. Here you can find and purchase Mackenzie's music, follow her blog, and stay updated on upcoming performances and events. Her music is also featured on Pandora, Spotify, and I-tunes.

The End of a VERY CRAZY YEAR! :) 

WOW.

My last blog post was published about a year ago, when "Silent Path" was released. Shortly after the album release, I found out that I was pregnant with our first child! 2019 was full of ups and downs as I navigated my first pregnancy, and on August 28th, Andrew Michael Houmand was born. :)

We are so in love with our sweet boy. :) 

I'm pleased to announce my RETURN to the world of music and my COMMITMENT not only to get back to recording and releasing music, but also to being more communicative with all of you here on my site as well as through email and social media.

I look forward to sharing with you a new Christmas song in just a few short weeks, and some exciting projects in 2020! Be sure to sign up for our mailing list, if you haven't already!

 

Love to you all :)

The new album is here!! 

I am pleased to announce the release of my brand new album, Silent Path, a collection of peaceful inspirational music with a Celtic ethereal mood.

Tracks include:  Silent Path, Loch Lomond, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, Be Thou My Vision, Rock of My Heart, There is a Green Hill Far Away, Find Me, Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow, Song of the Sea, and Rise.

The album is now available for digital download and CD sales at:

Mackenzie Tolk Music

The album is also available for streaming or purchase at:

Pandora

Spotify

iTunes

Amazon

Apple Music 

Holiday Gift Special - Share the gift of peaceful music with your neighbors or family -  Purchase Ten Silent Path CDs for $100.00.  Click on the link below for details.

Mackenzie Tolk Music

12 Days Until Album Release/Sheet Music Sale! 

Dear friends,

I am sorry that it's been so long since I've written on here! If you don't follow me on Instagram and Facebook, please do that to stay in the loop, as it is updated frequently. 

I'm happy to make two exciting announcements this morning!

First, I will be releasing my new album, "Silent Path," at the end of November. I can't wait for you to hear it!

Second, my holiday promotion begins today! Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up quickly, and with all of the success that Believe has had on all platforms, especially at this time of year, I've decided that from today until January 1st:

- "Believe" CDs will be sold for $5- this is a great neighborhood gift idea!

- Every purchase of "Believe" sheet music will include a free download of "Believe."

I cannot wait for you to hear the new album! Thank you for your AMAZING support!

A Weekend of Wonderful Music! 

Dearest friends,

It's been a wonderful weekend of music and I'm excited to share my experiences with you. I'm so incredibly thankful for your continual love and support!

Saturday night I sang at The Assembly Hall on Temple Square as part of my dad, David Tolk's concert. What a beautiful building- this was a deeply spiritual experience!

Last night was amazing- I presented a musical fireside to the women of the Draper Stake. I was overwhelmed by their strong spirit and the light in their eyes, and sang a new song that I wrote specifically for them, called "Brighter." I can't wait to share this new song with you soon, but for now I encourage you to read some of the lyrics, found below, and promise me that you will make an effort to shine your light in a dark world.

"Brighter and brighter until the perfect day,

Each day reach higher with every choice you make.

Stand tall, don't be afraid to fall.

You'll rise again and shine brighter."

Please share your light with the world that desperately needs it. :)

Treasure Him 

July 19-22, 2017

“Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of heaven given to Earth, the only art of Earth we take with us to heaven.” 

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to experience once again the power of music’s connection to heaven. 

Valley City, North Dakota is a tiny town in the middle of nowhere that is, amazingly to me, the home of a college campus. This week, the small campus gifted me with something absolutely incredible. Three hundred twenty young women from all over North Dakota gathered together for the week to spend time together and learn about God during what they call “Encampment.” 

I wrote a song for this gathering, based on the following scripture found in The New Testament of The Bible: 

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” 

The song is called “Treasure Him,” and hearing these hundreds of beautiful girls sing it throughout the week, getting to know them through teaching music workshops, having fun with some spontaneous jam sessions, and enjoying the extraordinary messages presented by the other speakers present has somehow touched me in a way that I will never forget! I feel that I have now come many steps closer toward truly understanding what a treasure each and every one of us is to our loving Father in Heaven. 

I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with this incredible experience and can’t wait to share “Treasure Him” with the world as part of my new album that will be released this autumn. 

Mackenzie Tolk

Music Video- Ask of God 

One of my favorite things about music is the way that it connects us to God. I had an amazing experience with Addie, Emma, and Ellie Ware last week accompanying them in their arrangement of "Ask of God." I also had the opportunity to track and mix the song, and co-produce this amazing music video done by my sister, Julia Tolk. I am so thankful for music and for the beautiful spiritual experiences that it consistently enables me to have.

I am just finishing up a recording that I am doing of my new original song, "Treasure Him," which I have written for a very special church event for young women this summer. Check back here within the next few weeks for its premiere!

You can watch our music video, "Ask of God," here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko1R5HxgJNI

Voice Lessons! 

This past month has been amazing, as I've discovered that one of my favorite things about singing and performing is teaching others to do the same. I'm now accepting voice students at The Piano Place! This incredibly successful and ever-expanding piano, vocal, and guitar lesson studio is located at 12576 S. Fort Street Draper, UT 84020. My favorite thing about working here is that we strive to "make more than musicians." Along with the other teachers at The Piano Place, I strongly feel that music isn't just about the performances that we deliver, but about the people that music can help us to become.

If you're interested in taking lessons at The Piano Place, email me at thepianoplace.mackenzie@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Valentine's Month!

-Mackenzie Tolk <3

Create your own "Mackenzie Tolk Radio" Pandora Station today! 

Happy New Year, everyone! 

I have been so excited this past year about the success that my music has enjoyed on Pandora. It has been a great way to share my music with people, and I'm happy that so many have been able to discover it this way! 

I want to extend the invitation to all of you to add a "Mackenzie Tolk Radio" station on Pandora to listen to my peaceful and uplifting instrumental and vocal original compositions and arrangements of Christian hymns.  It's simple: this link will take you to Pandora and will create your very own “Mackenzie Tolk Radio” station -
https://www.pandora.com/station/play/1548012647179434852%20  
Iff the link doesn’t work for you for some reason, all you need to do is search for "Mackenzie Tolk" in Pandora's search box, and when my name comes up, simply click on it to create a station. Just doing this will instantly make my music available on dozens of other Pandora stations and enable you to listen to my music and similar amazing artists via your new station. 

Thank you for all of your support. I'm looking forward to a new year of music! 

Mackenzie Tolk

 

"Cree" 


Esta semana marca un año desde que regresé de mi servicio misional en Santiago, Chile. El idioma español ha encontrado un lugar especial en mi corazón y hoy es mi placer anunciar la publicación de mi canción original, "Cree." La canción siempre ha sido especial para mí, ya que cuenta la historia de la navidad con un enfoque en la jornada fe de una persona.

Lo puedes comprar bajo "Music" o siguiendo este enlace: 

https://bandzoogle.com/albums/209152/973006838/452393.html

This week marks one year since returning from my missionary service in Santiago, Chile. The Spanish language has found a special place in my heart and today it is my pleasure to announce the release of "Cree," the Spanish translation of my original Christmas song, "Believe." This song has always been special to me, as it tells the Christmas story with a focus on one person's journey of faith.

You can buy it under the "Music" tab or by following this link:

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https://bandzoogle.com/albums/209152/973006838/452393.html
 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Recent Christmas Performances. 

After many long weeks of wearing sweaters and hoping for colder weather, watching out the window with hopes of seeing the season's first snowfall, and playing Christmas music too far in advance, my favorite time of year has finally arrived. I have felt blessed this week to have been given some wonderful performing opportunities- the best way to kick off the Christmas season!

On Tuesday night, I was thrilled to premiere my new original song, "Moments," at BYU's Songwriter Showcase. The event was impressive and rewarding, as I was so inspired by all of the other numbers performed by fellow students.

Thursday was another special day, as I was able to perform alongside my father, David Tolk, in FM100's annual Christmas concert at South Towne Mall. I returned from my year and a half church service mission in Santiago, Chile on December 15th of last year and just missed this concert, which has become a cherished Tolk family tradition! Naturally, I was excited to perform in this wonderful venue again after my long hiatus. I had a great time performing my original song, "Believe," and also enjoying the incredibly moving performance of "The Lower Lights"  and the peaceful Christmas music played by my father along with our great friend and talented violinist, Jessica Nally Davis.

I'm thankful for music and the way that it lights the world. :) Happy December and an early Merry Christmas!

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Previous events

Mackenzie and David Tolk at The Homestead

Homestead Resort, Midway, Utah

Join us for a free outdoor concert in beautiful Midway, UT at the Homestead Resort! A favorite musical summer tradition for many, and sure to uplift and inspire!

Mackenzie Tolk BYU Senior Recital- Dare to Dream!

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Brigham Young University, Tanner Building Auditorium, Provo

Join us for Mackenzie Tolk’s final BYU performance prior to her graduation with a BA in Music. Song list: Falling Slowly from “Once,” featuring Cayson Renshaw Vanilla Ice Cream from “She Loves Me” Rock of My Heart by Mackenzie Tolk Silent Path by Mackenzie Tolk Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad from “Bonnie and Clyde” Back to Before from “Ragtime” Dare to Dream

Mackenzie and David Tolk at The Homestead

The Homestead Resort, Midway, UT

Join us for a free outdoor concert full of peaceful music at the beautiful Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah. Both Mackenzie and David will be performing, alongside Jessica Davis on the violin.

Jun23

Mackenzie Tolk- Featured Speaker at Val Verda Stake Youth Conference

Logan, UT

Mar9

Mackenzie Tolk

BYU Law Building

Mackenzie is excited to be performing "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" alongside David Tolk at the beginning of his concert at Brigham Young University's Law Building this Friday. Come and enjoy a concert of peaceful and uplifting music.

Dec7

David and Mackenzie Tolk- FM100 Christmas Concert

South Towne Mall, Sandy

Mackenzie will be performing her original Christmas song, "Believe," as part of David Tolk's FM100 Christmas concert, which will be performed at South Towne Mall in Sandy, UT and broadcasted live on FM100.

Music Friday- Mackenzie Tolk

BYU Education in Zion Gallery

Join Mackenzie for a 30 minute set of peaceful, uplifting piano and vocal music in the beautiful Education in Zion Gallery on BYU Campus on Friday, December 1st from 12:30-1:00. This is a free event.

"Homeward Bound"- A Musical Fireside by Mackenzie Tolk

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Draper Stake Center- 300 East 13085 South

Come enjoy a night of spiritual words and music as Mackenzie Tolk presents both familiar and new music on the topic of maintaining an eternal perspective.

Open to all women ages 8 and up!

Jan22

Fireside with David and Mackenzie Tolk

1298 North 400 West, Centerville

David and Mackenzie Tolk are pleased to speak and perform at this upcoming church fireside on Sunday. It will be a special and inspiring evening!

Christmas Benefit Concert

Olympus Junior High, 2217 E., Murray

Come join us for a special "Gifts of The Heart" Christmas benefit concert. Mackenzie will be performing along with David Tolk, April Meservy, The One Voice Children's Choir, Kaycee Dunfield, and John Canaan, with a special Christmas message from Michael Wilcox.

Dec1

FM100 Christmas Concert- David and Mackenzie Tolk

South Towne Center, 10450 State St, Sandy

A free Christmas performance by Mackenzie and David Tolk at the South Towne Center, also to be featured live on FM100.

BYU Songwriter Showcase

Brigham Young University- Madsen Recital Hall

I'm so honored to have this opportunity to perform a new original song in BYU's annual Songwriter Showcase this Tuesday night! It's a free concert and I would love to see you there!