Katie Campbell was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, California. She spent her youth in piano lessons, dance classes, and putting on shows in her parents’ kitchen. She graduated from the kitchen to the Hamilton High School Academy of Music and chose to continue her professional music education at Western Michigan University. While pursuing her Jazz Studies degree, she earned a Downbeat Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Vocalist. Right after graduation, Katie was cast as the female stand-by in the off-Broadway show Loudmouth with the a cappella group Toxic Audio. She toured throughout the Caribbean and Mexico with Toxic Audio before returning to Los Angeles.
In 2014, Katie had the honor of subbing for Cheryl Bentyne in The Manhattan Transfer! Katie’s professional musical experience ranges from touring as a background singer with Sheryl Crow, to singing on Bobby McFerrin’s GRAMMY-nominated album VOCAbuLarieS, to singing on numerous film scores (including Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Joyful Noise, John Carter, The Last Airbender, and The Day The Earth Stood Still). Katie’s debut television performance was on the 49th Annual Grammy Awards singing with Gnarls Barkley and debut film performance was as a dancer in Seven Days of Grace (as Kathryn Campbell). Katie had the privilege to record a guide vocal for Barbra Streisand (music composed by Bryan Adams) and also sang on NBC’s The Playboy Club, Universal’s Curious George, and on Josh Groban’s All That Echoes.
Katie performed as a featured vocalist at the Grammy Foundation’s signature gala Starry Night honoring Sir George Martin and has sung for/with Danny Elfman (88th Academy Awards), Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Seth MacFarlane, Ziggy Marley, Michael Bublé, Charles “Chip” Esten, Louis Price, Peter Sprague, and Peter Marshall. Additional live choral performances include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses at the Dolby Theatre.
Katie released her first solo album, End of the Beginning, in 2011. She was delighted to perform her CD Release Show to a sold-out Jazz Bakery crowd! Katie sang soprano in vocal jazz/fusion ensemble True North for many years. She has also sung with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale’s Voasis, composed and performed collaborations with guitarist Sandesh Nagaraj, and performed as a featured vocalist with Woodford-Ehling-Ratner-Wallace (Los Angeles), The Wee Trio (New York City), the New West Guitar Quartet (Los Angeles), and the San Gabriel Seven (Pasadena). Katie was also the soprano in jazz ensemble The Ron McCurdy Collective and sang on their debut album April in Paris. In addition, Katie has recorded numerous tracks for BuySoundTrax Records featuring arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, Dominik Hauser, Daniel Redfeld, Joohyun Park, and Brandon Verrett.
Katie has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and South Korea as a performer and clinician. She taught for the Bachelor Degree Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and at Coast Music Conservatory in Hermosa Beach for many years. Katie has been a proud member of SAG-AFTRA since 2007.