Even before her exposure to piano at age eight, Katie enjoyed her own form of composing by dictating the sounds she imagined in her head on paper.
Her initial inspiration to compose music on piano came from the movie “The Changeling” starring George C. Scott. The film’s supernatural plot, based off of a ghost story that took place in Denver (but was portrayed in Seattle in the film about a composer haunted by tragedy), first drew Katie in to the idea of working to become a pianist composer. It also called upon her belief that music is a way of connecting with otherworldly entities and experiences. She’s been defining and honing her compositional style and skill while paving her creative direction since her conservatory studies. Aside from solo music work, Katie also draws, creates stop-animation videos, paints, sculpts, and writes poetry – all inspired by her musical creations.