Born and raised in Hollywood, Solvej Schou is a Pasadena, California and Los Angeles based writer, editor and musician. Schou works as a staff senior writer in Marketing and Communications at ArtCenter College of Design, writing stories about alumni, faculty and students for ArtCenter's online and print Dot magazine.
As a fierce indie rock singer, songwriter and guitarist registered with BMI, Schou has music available through iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and more. Her debut self-titled solo album was released in late 2014, and her new full-band solo album Quiet For Too Long comes out in June 2019.
Her writing experience ranges from former staff and senior staff writer-reporter positions at The Associated Press and Entertainment Weekly to freelance work for AP, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and other outlets. She has contributed to multiple books, including essays on Patti Smith, PJ Harvey and Sharon Jones for the 2018 anthology Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyoncé. Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl (Black Dog & Leventhal).
Schou has a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.