Katelyn Emerson

Katelyn Emerson 2020

Katelyn Emerson



Closing Concert: Works for Organ & Orchestra
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
7/10/2020 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM


Praised for performances that are “…thrilling from beginning to end” (Cleveland Classical), Katelyn Emerson performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, showcasing repertoire spanning the 14th-21st centuries in concerts, masterclasses, and lectures.

Katelyn is laureate of numerous international organ competitions, including the American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition, Musashino International Organ Competition (Japan), International Organ Competition “Pierre de Manchicourt” (France), and Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition (Russia). One of The Diapason’s inaugural “20 under 30 – Class of 2015,” Katelyn was featured for “superior accomplishments…and innovative thinking.”

Through a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD), Katelyn is pursuing a Master Orgel at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule (Germany) with Ludger Lohmann, graduating and returning to be based in the USA in August 2020.

Recipient of the Fulbright Study/Research Grant, Katelyn studied en perfectionnement at the Conservatoire de Toulouse (France) between performances in France, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, and Russia.

Katelyn holds double degrees in organ performance and French, and minors in historical performance and music history from Oberlin College. Her former teachers include Hans-Ola Ericsson, Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Ray Cornils.

Katelyn was Associate Organist & Choirmaster at Boston’s Church of the Advent from 2016—2018, following five years as Music Minister at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Amherst, Ohio). She has two CD’s on the Pro Organo label and regularly teaches and lectures at international organ academies and conventions. She is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

Connect with Katelyn at www.katelynemerson.com.