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
Some of Dr. Meloan’s recent engagements include The Cadet Chapel at The
United States Military Academy in West Point, New York; National Cathedral
in Washington D.C.; First Centenary Methodist Church in Chattanooga,
Tennessee; Florida International University - Wertheim Concert Hall in Miami,
Florida. In addition, she is a frequent performer at the Spoleto Festival in
Charleston, South Carolina and in Europe on the historical organs of
Clicquot (Poitiers) and Cavaillé-Coll (Epernay).
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.
She also is in demand as a teacher for masterclasses and workshops.
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. The
Kings Point Glee Club has sung at such events as: The Soldiers’, Sailors’,
Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen dinner, The Festival of Lights Holiday
Concert, and off-campus concerts with The United States Coast Guard
Academy Glee Club and The Choir of the Cadet Chapel –United States Military
Academy. Recent engagements include performances at The Maritime Awards
Dinner in Washington D.C. and Citi Field – Mets Game in Queens, New York.
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 Vianney Catholic Church
in Queens, New York as 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 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. Katherine is
represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.
Updated – 8/2018