PIANIST • ORGANIST • TEACHER • COMPOSER
Katherine Wright is a collaborative pianist, church organist, piano teacher, and composer in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Her broad artistic background includes work with singers, choirs, instrumentalists, theatre companies, opera companies, and church ensembles. Most recently, she served as principal pianist and organist for the Colorado Mormon Chorale. She has over 20 years' experience as a professional accompanist and has been teaching piano since 2003. In 2017, she completed MTNA Certification and became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano. Currently she is preparing for certification through the American Guild of Organists.
Katherine holds an MM in piano performance from Wright State University, where she studied piano with Dr. Jackson Leung and performed Ravel's Concerto in G with the Wright State University Chamber Orchestra. Her master's recital included works by Beethoven, Bach, Barber, and Chopin.
At the University of Puget Sound, Katherine studied piano, voice, organ, acting, and directing, earning a BA in Theatre Arts and a BA in Music. She was a 4-year member of the Adelphian Concert Choir and directed a full-length musical for her senior thesis. She also played Cinderella in Into the Woods, Olga in Three Sisters, Martha in A Piece of My Heart, and Lady Croom in Arcadia.
Katherine composes and arranges sacred music for LDS or other Christian use. Her music has been performed at BYU Women's Conference, CES Firesides, BYU Education Week, and at the Church Music Festival at Temple Square; by the Colorado Mormon Chorale, the Provo MTC Choir, and numerous ward, stake, and institute choirs. Several of her pieces have been recognized in the annual LDS Church Music Submission.
Katherine is originally from Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Lee, are the proud parents of three boys.
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