Rochelle House is a Seattle-based vocalist/songwriter/recording
artist/educator and social activist. After spending 20 years raising children
exclusively, she is an active member of Seattle’s jazz/music community. Her
debut disc Dreams of Love earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear
Awards in the “Vocalist of the Year” category. Her second CD Water earned
her nominations for both “Vocalist of the Year” and “Recording of the Year.”
Her 2013 recording Songs from a Bookmark, won hearts of songwriters
everywhere. Rochelle's fourth album Earth on Fire with New House Orchestra
will be released on Vinyl in late 2019.
Rochelle’s cross-genre musical compositions and performances have led to
the creation of New House Orchestra, an ensemble of emerging musical
talent. Composed of individuals whose genius lies not only in their ability to
express themselves in the genre in which they were trained but also in their
unique ability and willingness to create music outside of “genre” and inside
the present moment, with a joyful and careful abandon.
New House Orchestra members have included Rochelle House, Evan Flory-
Barnes, Andy Coe, D’Vonne Lewis. With a changeable roster having included,
Owour Arunga, Teo Shantz, Thione Diop, Kate Olson, Time Kennedy, Geoff
Harper, Thomas Marriot, Rave Holly, and Donormaal.
Rochelle founded and directed a Neighbor Children’s Choir, which was free
to the children of the neighborhood and welcomed children of all abilities to
come together and sing. She spent time in 2017 teaching music to children in
Punjab India at the Dalhousie Public School in Badhani Punjab.
She is dedicated to combining her passion for music with her deeply felt
responsibilities to the people of the world. As a student of antiracism, she is willing to look critically at herself and the institutions that she works with to
create the best possible experience for everyone.