Choral Director, Soprano, Teacher and Singer/Songwriter Katie Simko has loved making music her entire life. She believes that music is not only an art form, but a powerful tool for communication, compassion and deeper understanding.
Originally from the Greater Philadelphia area, Katie moved to Massachusetts by way of Wheaton College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2010. Katie then received her Master of Arts in Music Education at Boston University in 2012.
Katie has taught music K-12 in the Massachusetts Public Schools since 2012, and is now the Director of Choirs in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. At Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School and Miles River Middle School, Katie leads five vocal ensembles. Katie also recently joined up with the Treble Chorus of New England where she directs the Concert Choir, a group of 6-12 grade singers from around the region.
Outside of her teaching, Katie is an avid songwriter, performer and recording artist. She released her EP, Perfect June in 2015 and three subsequent singles including her latest, "First Sight" in November of 2020.
Katie resides in Andover, MA with her husband and son where she enjoys taking hikes, painting, and spending time with family and friends.