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 and music education. She received the M.A. degree in vocal music education from the University of Minnesota. Post graduate studies include further coursework in music education and studies in liturgical music and organ performance. Her piano teachers were Sr. Florentine Goulet, Dr. Mary Ann Hanley, Dr. James Callahan, Paul Freed, and Dr. Duncan McNab. Her organ teachers have been Sr. Florentine Goulet, Thomas Allen, Mark Kieffer, Dr. Lynn Trapp and Dr. David Jenkins.
She has served congregations in various capacities, including that of organist, pianist, choir director, and Director of Music. For over 30 years she taught vocal music to various age groups spanning K-12. Other musical endeavors have included directing community children’s choirs, working with children in music camps, accompanying, and teaching private piano lessons. She is presently the Director of Music at St. Hubert’s Catholic Community in Chanhassen.