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 various interests, expressive gifts, and eclectic repertoire enable
her to contribute to the musical world with distinctive and friendly
Recent performances have included appearances at Princeton University
Chapel -Princeton University; National Cathedral in Washington D.C.; Brevard-
Davidson River Presbyterian Church in North Carolina; Florida International
University - Wertheim Concert Hall in Miami, Fl.; St. Paul’s Episcopal in
Wilmington, NC. In addition, she has performed at the Spoleto Festival in
Charleston - South Carolina and in Europe on the historical organs of Clicquot
(Poitiers) and Cavaillé-Coll (Epernay).
In 2012 Katherine joined the organ faculty at The Manhattan School of
Music. She teaches organ to pianists, composers, and choral conductors as well
as to advanced organists who desire to study at the graduate level. Many of her
students continue to study at colleges and universities across the United States.
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 at the academy and sings for all
services in The Mariners’ Chapel. The Kings Point Glee Club has sung at such
events as: The Maritime Awards Dinner at The National Press Club in
Washington D.C., The USMMA Battle Standard Dinner with guest of honor,
Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff – General Martin Dempsey, and The
Festival of Lights Holiday concert with the United States Merchant Marine
Academy Regimental Band. The Glee Club also leads the national anthem for
sporting events on and off campus and performs in the New York City area
with various choirs.
Katherine has also served Trinity-Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Long
Island as director of music; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (ELCA) in
Brooklyn, New York as choirmaster/organist; St. John’s Anglican Church in
London, England as organist; and University Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) in Miami, Florida as organist.
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; as well as artistic director of Bridal Ballet. She 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 represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.
Updated – 1/2017