Catherine Rodland

Catherine Rodland 2020

Catherine Rodland



St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
7/7/2020 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
7/7/2020 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM


Catherine Rodland is Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. She graduated cum laude with departmental distinction in organ performance from St. Olaf in 1987, and received both the MM and DMA from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She was a student of Russell Saunders. At Eastman, Catherine received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the Ann Anway Award for excellence in organ performance.

Prizewinner in several competitions including the 1994 and 1998 American Guild of Organists Young Artists Competition, and the 1994 Calgary International Organ Competition, she received first prize in the 1988 International Organ Competition at the University of Michigan.

Catherine has concertized extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has been featured often on nationally syndicated Pipedreams on National Public Radio.

At St. Olaf College, Catherine teaches organ students as well as music theory and ear training classes. She performs regularly at St. Olaf as a featured soloist with the St. Olaf Orchestra and the St. Olaf Band. Following a recent sabbatical researching organs in Paris, Catherine is presenting a series of recitals featuring the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne.

In 2010 she released two CDs: American Weavings with violist Carol Rodland, and Dedication, released by Crystal Records. The Rodland Duo (part of the Concert Artists Cooperative) was featured at the AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas, and the American Viola Congress in Oberlin, Ohio, in 2016.

Catherine Rodland has been the organist of the Colonial Church of Edina since September 2016.