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Shaharoh Chism

Shaharoh is a musician, singer-songwriter and composer born in Alton, Illinois, raised in San Diego, educated and residing in Los Angeles, CA. She started writing and composing songs on piano at age three and is a proud self-proclaimed “band nerd” having played the alto saxophone in her junior high and high school band programs.

Birthed into a musical family, as a fourth generation Black artist, Shaharoh spent years carving out her own unique style which blends a variety of musical influences. As an educator, she teaches piano and voice privately and is a strong advocate for arts education. She has a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MFA in Music from the California Institute of the Arts.