Kate MacColl is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and for decades has enjoyed a vibrant and multi-faceted career in music.
As a performing musician, Ms. MacColl, a classically trained pianist and an award-winning performing songwriter with many recordings to her credit, has sung and played in venues from the Orpheum to BC Place to the Commodore Ballroom and beyond, sharing the stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and such musical artists as Colin James and Valdy, as well as actor Ryan Gosling's band, Dead Man's Bones. She has toured in parts of Canada and the United States, and performs frequently in her hometown of Vancouver, playing her own material, as well as working as a keyboardist, percussionist and singer with bands in many genres.
Ms. MacColl has also performed in and directed dozens of musicals for various school and community groups. In 2010, her score for "The Body", written by award-winning UK playwright, Nick Darke, was licensed for production in the UK, and in 2016, she completed her first original musical, "Two Friends".
In 2005, Ms. MacColl was accepted into the internationally renowned Elektra Women's Choir, the same year she founded her a cappella vocal jazz ensemble, VERVE Collective. Ms. MacColl's choral arrangements have been premiered and recorded by Elektra and those recordings are available on Elektra's most recent CD releases.
Administratively speaking, her past clients include Jane Siberry, Musicfest Vancouver, and MusicBC, eventually becoming its Executive Director (1999-2001); in that role, Ms. MacColl was responsible for national and provincial funding programs, editing their newsletter, managing province-wide conferences, representing the Juno Awards and co-producing the West Coast Music Awards.
Additionally, Kate MacColl has taught primarily at the secondary school level, in both the private and public sectors as a music specialist (band, choir, and musical theatre), and was the senior songwriting instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music from 2009–2015. An alumna of the University of BC's Faculty of Music, Ms. MacColl has also served as a mentor to students in that department.
For more information, visit www.katemaccoll.com