Berklee Summer Concert SeriesKatrina Bello
NOTE: This event has been canceled due to weather warnings.
Emerging artist Katrina Bello is a Nigerian-American soul/R&B vocalist and songwriter from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Bello performed from a young age in school choirs, and her talents were recognized by her community after she won several local talent shows, including the 2000 Flowers High School talent show, and received the 2005 Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award. At the age of 16, Bello started to participate in the writing process while in the studio, and it took off from there.
After high school, Bello went on to study nursing at the University of Pittsburgh while pursuing music on the side. In 2007, SlicethePie.com awarded Bello a prize to create her debut album.
In 2008, Bello attended a Berklee summer workshop entitled It's All in the Song: Writing, Production, and the Business of Music. Here she penned a song with Kevin Lavitt that unexpectedly led to her receiving a scholarship from Berklee. This was just the push she needed to focus on music full-time.
Entering her senior year at Berklee, Bello is preparing to make her mark. Songwriting sparked an interest in music publishing, which led to her focus on music business/management as a major at Berklee. Ultimately, Bello says she would like to write for artists in almost every genre. Her main goal is to be versatile while protecting the art of songwriting. She equates songwriting to storytelling. She recently digitally released her first EP entitled The Boiling Point and is continuing to hone her craft and artistry.