Anika Peress, a.k.a “Anika Paris,” is a CRIA (Canada) double-platinum singer/songwriter, recipient of ASCAP’s Abe Oleman Scholarship and ASCAP’s Pop Plus Award. She has published songs with Universal/Polygram, and Warner Bros. featured in major films, soundtracks and TV shows.
Anika released three solo recordings toured the world, performed for the Royal Princess of Thailand and shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, John Legend and John Mayer. She is the only female composer for WB Telepictures, and currently is splitting her time between New York and LA to write for theatre. She won an Hola Award for best music in a musical “Temple of the Souls.”
Anika is an author of two books with Hal Leonard: Making Your Mark in Music, and The Five Star Music Makeover, and published poet nominated for the International Latino Poetry Award in 2013.
A classically trained pianist, she teaches Artist Development: The Songs, Artist Development: The Show, and Open Counseling.