Katie Norris is a singer/songwriter/actor. She transplanted to L.A. from the suburbs of Maryland by transition through New York City. With a degree in Theatre and Music (vocal performance and composition), she has written in many different styles - classical sonatas, jazz tunes, shapenote compositions, a few pop/singer-songwriter albums, and a many musicals, a few of which were performed in the last four years.
Katie plays a bit of piano, ukelele, harmonium, and the esraj; and writes songs on a variety of instruments, but usually the piano. She released an ep album called Make Like A Tree, which is available on iTunes. A few of the top tracks were recorded with Sony producer, Bruce "Automatic" Vanderveer, who also graced the album with a pretty fancy remix of her song, "Cleaning House". The last 4 years seemed to be the springboard for her musical theater writing to emerge. She has been honored to write music for a new musical each year, beginning with the LA Sketch Comedy Festival in 2013. There was an opening for a long-running musical sketch, and Katie's show made it in. The success of the musical performance awarded the show a 3-month run. The following year (2014) Katie was asked to write the music & lyrics for a new musical with a moral message; "All For a Rag". The success of the show well surpassed anyone's expectation, and the next year (2015) she was asked to collaborate on another musical with a moral/spiritual theme. The next year (2016), came the opportunity to present her own story to be fully produced. After several months of research, the incredible story of Mirabai, the princess-poet-saint from medieval India, was in the works to become a musical. "Mirabai: A Musical Inspired by the Life of a Saint" was performed the summer of 2016 to sold out audiences and received glowing reviews.
A high-quality DVD was made following the last performance, and an Original Cast Recording CD was created including a 24-page booklet with all the lyrics and photos from the performances. *All profits of the DVD and CD sales go towards Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple for the purchase of an elevator to accommodate all needs.
The song, "Peace and Harmony", was written for a small group of kids to perform on International Day of Peace 2015. It won a Bronze - Global Music Award in March of 2016."Peace and Harmony"
©2015 ASCAP Katie J. Norris