Praised by The Classical Voice of North Carolina for her "ability to couple
precision with emotion ... Meloan's charm is her ability to draw in listeners ...
never once excluding listeners from her passion." Organist Katherine Meloan is
an artist whose expressive gifts and eclectic repertoire enable her to contribute
to the music world with distinctive and engaging performances.
Dr. Meloan has performed in the U.S. and Europe with some notable
recitals including: Saint George’s Hanover Square in London, United Kingdom;
the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina; The Cadet Chapel at The
United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; and National
Cathedral in Washington D.C. In addition to performing, Dr. Meloan often
teaches masterclasses and workshops across the U.S.
Katherine is currently on the organ faculty at Manhattan School of Music.
She teaches organ to pianists, composers, and choral conductors as well as
maintaining a studio for advanced organists. Many of her students enter
college, university, and conservatory programs in organ across the country. In
addition, Katherine serves on the advisory panel for the Committee for the New
Organist (CONO) directed by the American Guild of Organists and writes for
The American Organist magazine and The Kings Pointer magazine.
One of Dr. Meloan’s greatest passions is choral music. Katherine is
currently Director of Chapel Music at The United States Merchant Marine
Academy where she plays for all services on campus, and directs The Mariner
Chapel choir and The Kings Point Glee Club. The Mariner Chapel Choir serves
the Catholic and protestant community on campus and sings for all services in
The Mariners’ Chapel. The Kings Point Glee Club has sung at events such as:
The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen concert, The Festival
of Lights Holiday Concert with the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Regimental Band, and concerts with The United States Coast Guard Academy
Glee Club and The Choir of the Cadet Chapel –United States Military
Academy. Upcoming engagements include: The Maritime Awards Dinner in
Washington D.C. and Citi Field – Mets Game in Queens, NY.
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 has performed variations from ballets such as:
Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, Paquita, La Bayadere, Chopinania, Swan Lake,
and numerous contemporary works.
Katherine holds degrees (B.A) from Florida International University
(magna cum laude) in piano and Manhattan School of Music (M.M., D.M.A.)
in organ. Her performance has garnered the Outstanding Music Performance
Award from Florida International University and the Bronson Ragan Award in
outstanding organ performance from Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Meloan
is represent by Concert Artist Cooperative.
Updated – 08/2019