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Katie holds a dual bachelor's degree in audio engineering and business. In addition, she has many years of experience working in technical roles. She currently works as an IT consultant.

Under the alias MetalKT, she produces music and performs periodically, doing live sets with original music, remixes and interactive visuals.

Overall, she is a well-rounded professional with a devotion to the arts and a fabulous outlook on life.

Professional

Katie holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Music Synthesis and Business from Berklee College of Music. In addition to school, she has many years of work experience involving technical support, QA, project management, web development and A/V services. She has many technical certifications including ACE, Network + and Security +. She currently works as an IT consultant providing technical support, computer security and project management services.


Music

MetalKT is an electronic music producer, DJ, sound designer and instrumentalist based in Boston. Her original music is an infusion of melodic textures and intricate beats. During live performance, she plays a tasteful selection of bass music remixes with some original tracks. Vermin Street records and Berklee College of Music have featured her music on compilation releases. She has performed at numerous venues and events, including Enormous Room, Machine nightclub, Wonderbar, FireFly festival, and private locations. She has also played at events internationally, such as EarthDance festival at the Valley of 1000 Hills in South Africa. She also plays the guitar, mandolin, keyboards and djembe.

Aside from her professional life, Katie enjoys staying active, socializing and spending time outdoors. Her favorite activities include practicing yoga, attending concerts, playing sports, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, and biking.


From the beginning...

Katie Amaral has always had a deep passion for music. At age seven she picked up the guitar and began playing her first live gigs at the age of twelve. Throughout her youth, she was known to be a very skilled instrumentalist and impressive performer. Determined to follow her heart, she decided to attend Berklee College of Music.

At Berklee she greatly expanded upon her artistic repertoire while studying business. Then, she took a strong interest in music technology and got a work-study job at the Berklee Learning Center computer lab as a supervisor and software tutor.

Infatuated with artistic technology, she began making music with computers and infused her guitar styles with electronics. Later, she was accepted into the Music Synthesis major to study sound design engineering. Extensive study of computers lead her to branch out to work in information technology.