"Her striking presence...exuded poise and brightness which carried a breath of fresh air into the room. Her feet and hands danced up and down the keys and pedals with ease."
The Classical Voice of North Carolina
"[Ms. Meloan gave] an auspicious performance."
Michael Barone, Pipedreams Radio Show
"People ... who can play the organ and play it well ... and Katie Meloan, [is] definitely is one of those."
Currents News - NET TV
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; he 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.