Shea Rose has had numerous titles throughout her career: singer, songwriter, style icon, and music curator are just a few. Her music, influenced by soul, hip-hop, rock, and folk, speaks to identity, self-acceptance, and transformation.
Her collaborations include live and in-studio performances, event curation, and workshop facilitation. Rose served as an AmeriCorps State and National program volunteer for three years and is the recipient of the Berklee College of Music, Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award for her demonstration of outstanding achievement in research, civic engagement, and performance relating to music and society.
In 2017, Rose executive produced "The Star-Spangled Banner," a re-interpreted black version of the national anthem performed by Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, a former member of the internationally renowned African American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey In The Rock.
In 2015, after co-writing the Amazon Aid Foundation's call-to-action song to save the world's most magnificent rainforest, the organization added her to the prestigious list of "Artists for the Amazon." She actively collaborates with Music2Life, a nonprofit foundation working with artists to build activism through music, which was started by Elizabeth Stookey-Sunde and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary. Rose is also an artist ambassador for the "Safer is S.E.X.Y." campaign through ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), spreading HIV awareness amongst teenage girls in underserved neighborhoods and is the co-creator and facilitator of their program GHAM "Give Her a Mic." This workshop uses vocal/written arts or "vocal expression" (singing, spoken word) to connect young women with their "spiritual voice," giving them the skills and confidence to articulate and to manifest what they want in their lives through their physical voice.
When she is not on stage, Rose curates music events like the RISE Music Series at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Co-curated with producer Simone Scazzocchio, the series paired local, national, and international aspiring and established artists from the realms of pop, rock, and hip-hop.