Katherine Meloan

Michael Barone, host of American Public Radio’s Pipedreams, hailed the show’s featured recording of organist Katherine Meloan as “an auspicious performance.” Her expressive gifts, virtuosity, and eclectic repertoire enable her to contribute to the classical world with fresh and distinctive performances. Dr. Meloan has performed in venues in the United States such as Saint Mary the Virgin (New York City); Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall in Miami; St. Bartholomew’s Church and the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City; St. Paul’s Episcopal (Chattanooga, Tennessee); and Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall. She has performed at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina to critical acclaim and in Europe has performed on the historical organs of Clicquot (Poitiers) and Cavaillé-Coll (Epernay).

Katherine Meloan has a vision of increasing the quality and quantity of organists; she teaches the course “Organ Techniques for Pianists” at Manhattan School of Music. A recent MSM graduate, she pursued her interest in pedagogy in her thesis for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Her dissertation, Organ Pedagogy for Beginning Organists: A Course Curriculum for Pianists Making the Transition to the Organ, is on teaching pianists who are interested in learning the skills of organ performance and in acquiring a position as church organist.

One of Dr. Meloan’s greatest passions is choral music. She is currently chapel organist and choral conductor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where she directs the Festival Chorus and the Mariners Chapel Choir and plays for all services. In addition to gracing the musical stage, Katherine is also a classical dancer. She has danced with Ballet Long Island, Staten Island Ballet, and International Folk Dance Ensemble and is currently artistic director/dancer of Bridal Ballet. Dr. Meloan is represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.

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