Category: Artist Profile

We feature female organists in liturgical music and higher education.

Lyn Loewi gave an inspired lecture “From the Exiled Edges: Women composers and the Episcopal church” at the third Musforum Conference at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, June 13-14, 2019.…

Catherine Rodland, whose playing has been described as “transcendent” (The American Organist), is Artist in Residence at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She graduated cum laude with departmental distinction…

Kathy Borgen has been playing piano and organ since her early elementary years. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul with the B.A. in piano performance…

Nancy S. Ypma, D.Mus., is professor of music and Chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at McKendree University, where she directs the Chamber Choir, teaches organ lessons…

Kathrine Handford is University Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, a position she has held since 2004. She holds a Master of Music degree…

Dr. Karen Black is the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. She teaches organ and church music, music theory and aural skills, serves as organist…

Stephanie Ann Barth, MM, CAGO studied at Duquesne University (magna cum laude) and the University of Oklahoma. She currently lives with her husband and their cat Norman in Cheyenne, WY.…

Dr. Emma Whitten is an organist and church musician currently living in San Diego, California. She serves as Organist and Associate Director of Music at Mission San Luis Rey Parish…

Rachel Spry Lammi is organist at Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, a private organ teacher, a published composer, and soprano. As the organist at Kettering, she accompanies the adult vocal…

Elena Udras, organist, graduated from the Odessa State Conservatory of A. V. Nezhdanova, in the class of professor A. B. Zelinsky. Winner of the international competitions and festivals, she is…