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Katie Pieschala attends Polytechnic School in Pasadena, where she is involved in the school’s dance, drama and musical theater programs, and performed a leading role in “Hairspray”. Katie has studied piano with Kristi Lobitz since 2007. Recently, she completed the Advanced Level of the Music Teacher’s Association of California Certificate of Merit Program. In 2017, Katie attended Interlochen Arts Camp’s piano summer program, where she also studied composition. Since 2009, Katie has participated in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC). Through LACC, Katie has sung with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl under conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Mälkki and Bramwell Tovey in performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, Adam’s El Niño, Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland and John Williams’ music. She has performed in LA Opera productions of La Bohéme, Tosca and Carmen, including performances conducted by James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. Katie has toured extensively with LACC, and performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and in the Kyoto Concert Hall in Japan. Since 2014, Katie has studied songwriting with Adriana Balic at USC. In 2016, she attended Interlochen’s Singer-Songwriter summer program.