About Katie Rose

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I am passionate about creating music that contributes to our collective awareness and wellbeing. 

Singing from an early age in churches gave me a profound experience of the power of voice. At the age of 15, I experienced a strong calling to develop and use my voice as a tool of transformation. 


Artist
Katie creates music which interweaves original material with music from global traditions.  She has released three albums.  She features on releases including Ankle - The False Beards, Weirdlore (Folk Police) and Echoes From the Mountain (Rif Mountain) and has composed a piece a piece to accompany Road to Peace, a film about the Dalai Lama.  

Choirs 
Committed to making uplifting experiences of singing accessible and inclusive, Katie has run singing groups of all shapes and sizes in hospitals, hospices and community settings for 15 years.  
Convinced of the power of song to make a difference in the world, Katie has been a fundraiser for Sing for Water since 2011, co-directing the mass choral event at the Thames Festival 2017.
Committed to encouraging community cohesion, she co-ordinated a Community Choir Festival for St Christopher's Hospice Compassionate Neighbours Programme 2018.  Since 2010, she has facilitated community music projects with Creative Croydon including Croydon Carers Choir and Caterham Community Choir.  Keenly aware of environmental issues, she founded Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir in 2016.
Katie conducted a cross-community choral performance of Adiemus with London Mozart Players at Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2017.  She is now directing Croydon's first Festival of Peace in June 2018, the centrepiece of which will be LMP's AnthemForPeace 
An enthusiastic advocate of the health benefits of singing, she has worked in four London hospitals and currently leads two Singing for Wellbeing Groups Lung Songs and HeartSong.
She has facilitated Sound Therapy sessions for organisations including RNID, RNIB, Aman Spa at the Connaught Hotel, British Wheel of Yoga and The Holistic Healing College.

Sessions
With 17 years experience working with individuals, Katie brings a wealth of experience and a creative toolkit to her coaching practice.  As her grandmother was deaf, she grew up with an sensitivity to the needs of those with different abilities.  She began working with children with learning disabilities in her teens and ran a holistic therapy practice for seven years with adults in residential care.  She has helped shy singers find their voices and supported artists to kickstart and manage successful creative projects.

Media
Katie co-presented Inside Story radio show on Croydon Radio, celebrating the success stories in her local community.  She has written articles about artists including The Spooky Men's Chorale and Helen Chadwick for fROOTS Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Croydon Citizen.  When she has a quiet moment she enjoys reading and writing poetry and has performed at spoken word events including the world premiere of Prophetic Children by Fathieh Saudi at St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace & Reconciliation 2013.

Training
Katie trained in English Literature and Theatre Studies at Leeds University.  She trained in various holistic therapies and Community Music Leadership.  She is a fully insured member of the Natural Voice Network.