Tricia Sebastian - Singer-Songwriter-Musician
Multi-instrumentalist/ Mezzo-soprano/ Songwriter/ Music Integration Educator
Tricia Sebastian a Chicago transplant from Corpus Christi, Texas, is the founder of CATS-Creating Arts Together With Songs, a music company for families teaching world music and music integration. Tricia is known for her bilingual children’s music. Her CD Canta Conmigo-Sing With Me has been featured in other children’s compilations CDs and the song “El Chocolate” was rerecorded in New York City for a national ad campaign for Quaker’s Chocolate Comes to Life Cereal. The song was also aired on ABC’s hit sitcom Ugly Betty. The Chicago Tribune says, “Sebastian's playful, robust soprano could spark a Tex-Mex campfire; her CD Canta Conmigo crackles with classical guitar and hand percussion.” Tricia's latest release Corazon Alegre-Happy Heart is a collection of traditional and original tunes with a fusion of world rhythms.
As an educator, Tricia worked with Ravinia Festival's Outreach Discovery Program for over a decade teaching music integration to children in Chicago's schools with underdeveloped art programs specializing in the Spanish speaking communities. She also worked with the Old Town School of Folk Music for seventeen years teaching Bilingual Wiggleworms, Coro de Las Americas, Latin Rhythms, Estudiantina, Romantic Songs in Spanish, Beginner Guitar in English and Spanish, and more. In the past, she directed the Estudiantina Corpus Christi ensemble at Texas A&M in CC, TX and taught at two private middle schools teaching choir and band. She has toured extensively in Mexico, Spain, and the United States and continues to perform and record in the Chicagoland area and abroad.
"Thank you, Tricia, for offering something beyond the ethnic aisle - something so rich in culture and diversity. Also, thank you for being a role model to Spanish speaking kids as well as English speaking kids! Muchas Gracias!!!"
Little Miss Ann - Littleshouldersmusic.com