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Musical, lyrical, theatrical alchemist,

sprinkling magic and hot sauce on every microphone she touches,

 Theresa tha SONGBIRD is a supernatural wellspring of entertainment.

This Grammy nominated, viral sensation

hails from the south suburbs of Chicago, and calls Atlanta home.

Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc, Theresa is committed to education and service in her community.  SONGBIRD is dedicated to making arts and humanities accessible to young people through her outreach in school systems across the country, while also using her skillset to provide talent consultation/coaching and production management through her company, BIRD Media Enterprises.

Theresa carries the honor of her poem  “You So Black” having a viral impact

across the globe,  and features with S.I.R. and Bridgette Kelly on 

Robert Glasper’s Grammy nominated

F*ck Yo Feelings album.  Amidst running businesses and touring the globe

Songbird self-published her first book of poetry,

MASS MATTER MAGIC,  and self-produced her own spoken word musical

4 tha BIRDS, which is preparing to tour.

In her career Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has been blessed to share the stage with such wonderful poetic, musical, theatrical and comedic talents as:

the Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Omari Hardwick,

Marsha Ambrosius, Big Rube, Eric Roberson, 

Malcolm Jamal Warner, Killer Mike, Chrystale Wilson,

Raheem DeVaughn, Ledisi, Dead Prez, Talib Kweli,

Anthony David, Rodney Perry, Black ice, J.Ivy,

Mikki Howard, Arrested Development,

Robert Glasper, Jazmine Sullivan, MC Lyte, YoYo,

Rapsody, Trina, Mumu Fresh and Jill Scott.

  • Sherman School of Excellence

  • Boyd Elementary

  • Sandy Springs Elemenantary

  • Charles Drew Charter School

  • Lillie Mae Carol Jackson Middle School

  • Cornell University

  • Morgan State University

  • Fayetteville State University

  • University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

  • Wittenberg University

  • Livingstone College

  • Emory University

learning institutions

  • Signal 23tv The Black Out

  • Signal 23tv Christmas Special

  • OutPour WebLYFE Atlanta Ep 5

  • Status Network Poetry v Hip Hop All Stars




2020 Poetry v Hip Hop All Star Champion

2020 Grammy Nomination 

2021 Cannes Bronze Film Lion Winner


Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Indiana Historical Society
The Blue Room & American Jazz Museum
Cincinnati’s Arnoff Theater
Phoenix Arizona's Fox Theater
Baltimore's Eubie Blake Museum

and Reginald F. Lewis Museums
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico




  • 360 Degrees of Blackness - Ode to Lije

  • Broken Tables- Mom

  • Educated Gangster 101– Jazmine Love

  • 4 Tha Birds- All Characters

  • Coochie Chronicles - Self



2019 Essence Festival
Anacostia Block Party
Sweet Auburn Festival
Malcolm X Festival
Annapolis Family Day Festival
2019 Miss Black America Pageant (Atlanta)
Verses and Flow Live (Atlanta)



  • ​TVOne Verses and Flow Season 3 (season finale)

  • BOUNCE TV 2019 Trumpet Awards

  • 2021 Facebook App Black History Month

  • BOUNCE TV 2021 Black Music Honors