Katie Jenkins is a multi-award-winning Welsh composer and producer, now based in New York City. She is recognised for her ability to weave together sonic textures, influenced by her Celtic background. She draws on her ability as a vocalist to create her distinctive sound. Katie’s music can be found on stage, in the media and at the concert hall. She is renowned for her strength in collaborative work and ability to form supportive environments where she works closely with fellow artists to maximize their creative output.
Her musical talent, coupled with her entrepreneurial skills has already left her with an array of awards. Her choral and solo piano music has been published by Hal Leonard in the US and Europe and her instrumental music by Murphy Music Press. Jenkins’ most recent accolades include winning the Grand Prize in the International Women’s Brass Festival: WCFT Competition, the EXPO: New Works Competition, the Composer’s Cordance Generations XI: New Music for Jazz Septet, the LunArt Festival and the New York Federation of Music Prize. Her music has been used by many filmmakers, including festival success at the Berlin Film Festival and New York International Film Awards.Her original score, written in collaboration with Shelbie Rassler, for the docu-series ‘Wright of Passage’ premiered at NASA, The Kennedy Space Center, June 2023.
She has been commissioned by numerous ensembles and individuals such as Ensemble Intencomperain, the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of the New York City Ballet and more recently fashion designer Terrence Zhou (Bad Binch Tong Tong); creating original music for New York Fashion Week shows in the fall of both 2022 and 2023. Katie enjoys working with choreographers and has been commissioned by companies such as Chamber Dance Project and the Stefanie Nelson Dance Company. Her music has been performed across the world including venues such as National Sawdust, where she held a fellowship, The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, BBC Hoddinott Hall, The DiMenna Center and music festivals in Barcelona, Serbia, Bulgaria and more! As a producer, Katie has created music for The United Nations, The Female Quotient, The Girls Day School Trust and Joy of Mom.
She is a 2022 graduate of the Juilliard School where she held the Henry Mancini Fellowship. She has returned to Juilliard where she is currently completing her Masters degree as well as coaching film scoring and music production in the Center for Innovation in The Arts. Katie recently joined the composition faculty at The Juilliard Pre-College where she teaches Music Technology and Screen Scoring.