Kate Diaz is a composer, songwriter, and producer based in LA.
She is the composer and co-lyricist of a new musical in development at La Jolla Playhouse. Kate recently co-wrote the end title song for A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (HBO documentary) with Idina Menzel and also produced the song, which is streaming. Other recent projects include scoring The Last House Standing (feature documentary) and co-scoring The Beachbuds (Disney+ animated series) and two docu-series. Her pop/rock songs have been placed on multiple tv shows (Love Island, Catfish, Home and Away), and she has written theme songs for podcasts (ESPN). Kate also composes scores for trailers and commercials (Disney+, Hulu, AppleTV+, Fox, Ford, Subaru, NASCAR, Pür Water Filters). She is also currently writing additional music, arranging and music editing for three animated tv series (YouTube, Disney+, Hulu).
A multi-instrumentalist, Kate self-produces her scores and songs. She is endorsed by Godin Guitars and has released five albums of original songs. A performing songwriter from a young age, Kate has played hundreds of shows (including at Chicago House of Blues, Lollapalooza's Kidzapalooza, Summerfest, Earth Day Festival on the National Mall). Reviewers describe her as an "accomplished guitar player" with "an astonishing voice" whose songs have "clever lyrical content" and "natural rhythmic flow."
Originally from the Chicago area, Kate graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude, as a history/political science major. She also graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, as a Contemporary Writing & Production major and guitar principal.