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Katie Burk is an organist, conductor, vocalist, and composer pursuing the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance at Indiana University, where she is a student of Christopher Young. She serves as assisting musician at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington, where she directs and accompanies both youth and adult choral ensembles and coordinates the Evenings at Trinity music and liturgy series. Additionally, she teaches aural skills courses at IU and has sung in NOTUS, IU’s contemporary vocal ensemble. She earned the MM degree in organ at IU in 2017 and, before teaching choral music in Minneapolis-area public schools, graduated from St. Olaf College summa cum laude with degrees in vocal music education and organ; while at St. Olaf, she studied organ with Catherine Rodland, conducting with Anton Armstrong, and voice with Karen Wilkerson as a member of the renowned St. Olaf Choir.
Recently named to the Diapason’s “20 Under 30” list of high-achieving young musicians in the fields of organ and church music, Katie is an active recitalist and choral clinician, having recently played solo organ recitals in New York and in several venues across
the Midwest. She has served on the faculty at the Royal School of Church Music in America’s King’s College Summer Training Course and at the Presbyterian Association of Musicians Conference on Worship and Music at Montreat; she is also a member of the Tallgrass Chamber Choir, a professional vocal ensemble based in Kansas City. Her choral compositions have been heard in venues such as the National Cathedral in Washington, DC; St. Mark’s, Locust Street in Philadelphia
; and at several Royal School of Church Music summer training courses. When she’s not in the library or in the practice room, she enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and attempting to entertain her cat, Mr. Felix.