Katie Pieschala - Young Composer


Katie Pieschala is a composer, singer and pianist. Katie is a Fellow in the 2017-2018 class of the LA Philharmonic’s Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program under the direction of program director Andrew Norman and teaching artists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff. She attends Polytechnic School in Pasadena, where she is involved in the school’s dance, drama and musical theater programs. Katie has studied piano with Kristi Lobitz since 2007. Recently, she completed the Advanced Level of the Music Teacher’s Association of California Certificate of Merit Program. In 2017, Katie attended Interlochen Arts Camp’s piano summer program, where she also studied composition. Since 2009, Katie has participated in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC). Through LACC, Katie has sung with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Mälkki and Bramwell Tovey in performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, Adam’s El Niño, Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland, John Williams’ music and Bernstein’s Mass. Katie will perform with the LA Phil again in Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon. She has performed in LA Opera productions of La Boheme, Tosca and Carmen, including performances conducted by James Conlon and Placido Domingo. Katie has toured extensively with LACC, both nationally and internationally. Katie has also studied songwriting with Adriana Balic at USC and in 2016 attended Interlochen’s Singer-Songwriter summer program.