Kamica King

   About:     

    Kamica King, MA, MT-BC is a singer-songwriter, board-certified music therapist, and Founder/CEO of King Creative Arts Expressions (KCAE) - specializing in interactive, arts-based programs that promote health and social-emotional wellness.

     A classically-trained vocalist with a soulful sound, Kamica is also anofficial Community Artist with the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts & Culture. She has performed in front of audiences of 20 to 20,000- including for the USTA’s U.S Open, Carnegie Hall, and in South Africa. In 2019, Kamica was one of only 4 artists handpicked by NPR Music’s Bob Boilen (creator of Tiny Desk), to be interviewed live on “Inside the Mind of Bob Boilen” for her original song Live, Love, Dream. Her original compositions are in the documentary Signs of Humanity, and the Which Which national branding campaign Perfect Your Craft in which she was also the subject. 

    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, resilience 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 at the 2018 American Music Therapy Association Conference.

    Kamica’s work with KCAE has enabled her to reach many communities through the strategic use of music-infused experiences designed to improve quality of life from students and staff, to people experiencing homelessness, children with special needs, and persons with mental health needs, for example, with organizations such as The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Notre Dame School, Texas Woman’s University, and UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center. 

    Kamica holds a Masters degree in Music/Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, attained professional certification in music therapy through Southern Methodist University and earned her Bachelors from Western Connecticut State University in Music (Voice), double minoring in Psychology and Communications (Broadcasting). 

    She is the Southwestern Region Representative on the American Music Therapy Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, is a steering committee member of the Black Music Therapy Network, and an alum of the Mayor’s Star Council.

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