CODA Co-Founder Kate DeL is a seasoned professional in the music industry coming from a long line of musicians. Kate began her studies at the young age of eight, and through schooling discovered her passion for music, forging new paths in a Grammy award winning high school music program, leading her to peruse her passion as a professional musician.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Findlay. During her time at Youngstown State, she studied classical voice performance, music education, and minored in french horn. Her specialty in various genres of voice has lead her to many opportunities gaining her a high reputation as a vocalist. Some of these credits include, New York City’s renowned cabaret spot 54 Below with Rumer Willis and Tony and Grammy winning producer Michael J. Moritz Jr; Trump Tower; BB King’s Jazz Club; The National Anthem for the Cleveland Brown’s, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Cavaliers; etc. Katelyn also performs freelance around the north eastern Ohio area with her acoustic duo Party of 2, The John Reese Project, and The House Blend Band.
In addition to teaching in a school setting for her first three years post undergrad, Katelyn held the title of Director for Boardman Local Schools Dramatics Program (a Grammy award winning program) for 8 years. Her extensive education background and business sense continues to expand as and works as a paraprofessional in local schools around the area helping to improve performances and learning from some of the best musicians in the business.
On her recent trip to Paris, Katelyn snuck into a performance at a local piano bar to claim her first international credit as a musician. #famous