Halley is an accomplished bi-coastal singer and songwriter, at home on stage and the studio. In addition to performing internationally, she has been awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers award and has been named by Nashville Songwriter's Association as "One to Watch."
Originally from Hallowell, Maine, Halley earned her degree in Jazz and African American Music Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied with Catherine Jensen-Hole (Norah Jones), gospel singer Horace Boyer, and NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. Upon graduating, she moved to San Francisco and performed in the club circuit, while studying with jazz vocalist and educator Kitty Margolis, and songwriter Bonnie Hayes. During her time there she recorded her first album, "Last Spring" and helped build the education program for the SFJAZZ Center.
In 2016 Halley returned to the east coast where she continues to teach, perform, and write music for film and television.