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Karla Schickele



Karla Schickele is a New York City songwriter, singer, and bassist. She has performed and recorded widely as a member of the acclaimed indie rock band Ida, and co-founded the bands beekeeper (NYC) and k. She has appeared with many artists, including Michael Hurley, The Naysayer, Low, The Good Ms. Padgett, and Mylo Choy-Sutton.A writer of creative non-fiction and fiction, Karla is currently working with her father, composer and musical satirist Peter Schickele, on a memoir of his musical life. She contributed an essay to the anthology Feminist Utopia Project (Feminist Press, 2015) and the introduction to Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls: How to Start a Band, Write Songs, Record an Album, and Rock Out! (Chronicle Books, 2008, with a forward by Carrie Brownstein).Karla was a core member of the group of musicians and activists who established New York City’s first girls rock camp, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. She served as Executive Director for more than a decade before leaving the organization in 2017. Karla was born and raised in Brooklyn. She lives with her partner, photographer Kate Milford, and their two children.

Karla Schickele
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