Kayla Shomar-Corbett

Kayla Shomar-Corbett is a multi-talented producer, composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist on a mission to bring her unique brand of indietronica, dream-pop, and progressive electronica to the world. Incorporating elements of plunderphonics, she creates music that pushes boundaries and defies convention. She is currently a student at Oberlin Conservatory as a Technology in Music and Related Arts major. Armed with a deep knowledge of REAPER and a passion for experimentation, she has been honing her craft since the age of 12 when she first started producing on GarageBand.

With a background in musical theater as a vocalist, dancer, and actor, Kayla has honed her improvisational skills and developed a dynamic and powerful voice that she incorporates into her heavily processed tracks, treating her voice as just another instrument. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow down her creative pursuits; she organized an online URL festival via Discord with over 200 participants, released an EP, and even took on the role of mentor, teaching students at her high school about singing and using DAWs like REAPER and GarageBand.

Kayla’s ultimate goal is to become a well-rounded audio engineer, with a focus on live performance. She understands the importance of making music education accessible, especially for those from marginalized communities. By using her platform to share her passion and expertise, she hopes to inspire others and promote a more inclusive and diverse music community.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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