I was born and raised in San Diego. When I sing, I feel God coming through my throat chakra. I grew up selling vegetables in my family's farm stand. My dad always sang around the house. His favorite song to sing was "Summertime." I've been singing since I was a little girl. I sang "The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston in the 4th grade talent show and that changed my life.
I went to UC Santa Cruz and majored in classical voice but my favorite class was Latin American Ensemble where we got to play panpipes and sing songs in Quechua. I preferred jazz to opera and didn't feel like I fit in. I loved World music, and wanted to travel. I went to Southeast Asia for 6 months after college and then I joined a rock band as their lead singer. After that, I joined a band called Rising Star and was the only female singer in the 8 person group. I sang with them every weekend for 3 years, in every venue in San Diego. At that time I wrote and recorded my first album. After leaving Rising Star, I started my own band but that was short -lived. Then I taught myself guitar and started teaching music full time. I dived deep into personal development, teacher stuff, master's degree, had a romantic partnership, and after all that I put together a second album of songs I had written on guitar. That album is called Love Is Everywhere.
I just released my third album on January 4th. It's nominated for Best Pop Album by the 2019 San Diego Music Awards! It's actually the first album that is very intentional- it's called "Our Love is Freedom" and the theme of the album is Love - universal, transcendent, energetic, and passionate. Each song represents a different facet of love - self -love, cosmic love, romantic love, love for humanity and each other. I feel strongly that tapping into the powerful energetic force of Infinite Love is healing. So i decided to do my best to bring more love into the world through my music. I am happy I get to blend my spirituality, my personality, my sexuality, and my musicality into an offering for humanity. I am honored and humbled to share my gifts with the world.
See you soon,
SINGER. SONGWRITER. MYSTIC. ACTIVIST. OPTIMIST.
San Diego, CA USA
Corina Rose is in love with the human story – the way we connect, fall in love, and become love; the way we blend and burn and rise. Her latest album, rich in musical influences that span from jazz to reggae, is an eight song journey through the arch of our individual love stories. Lead by the soulful “I Prayed for You,” in which the meeting of two people sparks a transformational journey, the album winds through the seduction, magic, and beautiful humanity of love, landing in the heart-driven melody of “It Takes Love,” a reminder to all of us to give, lean in, and receive.
The child of hippie political activists whose unconventional upbringing made her stand out from her peers, Corina Rose turned to music to connect with the world around her. As a classically trained singer and music teacher, it wasn’t until she picked up a guitar and began to write that the path and purpose for her music became clear. Drawing inspiration from Sade, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, and Amy Winehouse, the songs began to flow through her. Since then, she’s been combining her passions and building a career that firmly and fully lives into the mystical love story. Whether it’s leading hundreds of students in song, touring Europe and playing at the feet of some of the world’s most recognizable monuments, or participating as a vibrant member of San Diego’s live music scene, every moment of her work is inspired to create connection. Her music is like medicine that inspires others live their dreams and be extraordinary, move through fear by appreciating the magic of the unknown, and open themselves up to loving each other to create a better world.
Corina’s transcendent love songs capture the journey of finding, experiencing, and connecting with the love that is inside us all. In the next few years, she’ll be singing her story at festivals, venues, and unconventional spaces around the world, and it’s her hope that you will join her, that you will feel the joy that inhabits her words and carry it with you as you go. Let her songs be your impetus to follow your art and your heart and gift the world with the wonder of you. She hopes to help you fall a little more in love with your own story, that you might be inspired to tell, sing, and live it well.