Kate Diaz

Kate Diaz is an LA-based composer-songwriter-producer.

She is the composer/co-lyricist of a new musical in development at La Jolla Playhouse (director/book/co-lyricist Tina Landau, producer Eva Price, starring Idina Menzel). She also works as an arranger for Spidey and His Amazing Friends (Disney Jr. series). Kate’s recent projects include scoring The Last House Standing (feature documentary) and co-scoring animated series The Beachbuds (Disney+) 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 (Hulu, AppleTV+, Ford, Subaru, NASCAR, Pür Water Filters).

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 over 300 shows, including at national festivals and as a guest performer of national headliners. 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.