Presenters & Performers
Praised for “her elegant, sublime music-making” (Heuberger Bote [Germany]) and “exciting artistry” (The American Organist), Katelyn Emerson performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, showcasing repertoire spanning the 14th—21st centuries in concerts, masterclasses, and lectures on topics ranging from organ interpretation and healthy practice techniques to sacred music
Katelyn is laureate of numerous international organ competitions, recently the American Guild of Organists’ [AGO] National Young Artists Competition, Musashino International Organ Competition (Japan), International Organ Competition “Pierre de Manchicourt” (France), and Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition (Russia). Nominated as one of The Diapason’s inaugural “20 under 30 – Class of 2015,” Katelyn was featured alongside exceptional colleagues for “superior accomplishments… and innovative thinking.”
Awarded a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD), Katelyn earned her Master Orgel from the Stuttgart Musikhochschule (Germany) and, through the J. William Fulbright Study/Research Grant, studied en perfectionnement at the Conservatoire de Toulouse (France). Katelyn’s double bachelors degrees in organ and French are from Oberlin College and Conservatory (USA) and her Certificate in Advanced Occupational Ergonomics from Colorado State University (USA). Former teachers include Ludger Lohmann, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Ray Cornils.
Formerly Associate Organist & Choirmaster at Boston’s the Church of the Advent, Katelyn has two CD recordings on the Pro Organo label. She is both associate editor of the online editorial journal Vox Humana (voxhumanajournal.com) and a regular contributor of feature articles for the UK's Choir & Organ magazine. For more information, please visit: www.katelynemerson.com.