U.S Dept. of State Cultural Ambassador and Texas Commission on the Arts State Touring Roster artist Kamica King is a gifted musical storyteller and a multitalented creative whose performances and appearances include The Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series, Carnegie Hall, the US Open, abroad in South Africa, and TEDx with her talk entitled the “Power of Song”.
Kamica is an official artist of the City of Dallas CAP, and an alum of Mayor's Star Council, and Music to Life's Activist Artist Accelerator, co-founded by Noel Paul Stookey of folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Kamica was one of only four artists featured by the NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert creator on "Inside the Mind of Bob Boilen" (DIY Musician Conference) for her song 'Live, Love, Dream', also featured in the documentary “Signs of Humanity” by Dallas artist Willie Baronet.
As seen on NBC, ABC and Fox, Kamica has been featured as a speaker, presenter and clinician around the nation, covering topics such as the role of music in stress management, self-care, music therapy, arts activism, and program development in the creative and therapeutic arts. As a first time filmmaker, her documentary For They Endured about the roles and identities of African-American women in music therapy (a historically underrepresented group), was selected as a featured presentation for advanced screening and discussion by the American Music Therapy Association.
A social entrepreneur, Kamica is the founder of Musically Me Unlimited, a musical self-empowerment program for youth of color with current programming centering equity for Black teen girls, and is the artist and board-certified music therapist behind music-centered socio-emotional wellness company King Creative Arts Expressions (KCAE).
Kamica’s work has enabled her to reach many communities through music, music therapy, and arts-infused enrichment programming from students and staff, to people experiencing homelessness, neurodiverse youth, persons with mental health needs, medical needs, and with organizations including The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Notre Dame School, Texas Woman’s University, UT Southwestern, UT- Arlington, the cities of Carrollton & Dallas.
A university-level educator, Kamica holds a Masters in Music/Music Therapy (Texas Women’s University), Music Therapy Degree Equivalency (Southern Methodist University), and a BA in Music- Voice (Western Connecticut State University), where she minored in psych, and broadcast communication for radio, also serving as a radio show host and producer. She is author of “Building Rapport Across Cultures: Musical and Non-musical Techniques”, a chapter published in "Music Therapy in a Multicultural Context: A Handbook for Music Therapy Students and Professionals” co-edited by Melita Belgrave & Seung-A Kim (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2020).