Dr. Katie Moss, an accomplished and versatile recitalist, has performed as a solo organist across the United States. As a performer, she is passionate about bringing sacred music to life through energetic interpretation, immaculate technical preparation, and informed programming. Recent performances include the Musforum Conference of Women in Church Music (St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN), the Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis, MN), and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church (Ellison Bay, WI).
Katie received the Doctor of Music degree in 2019 from Indiana University, where her primary teacher was Dr. Christopher Young. She completed her doctoral document “Of Things Hoped for” on the works of Minneapolis-based composer, David Evan Thomas, whose works she regularly performs. She also studied organ with Dr. John Behnke and piano with Dr. Michael Thiele at Concordia University in Mequon, WI, where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (2010). She is a certified Parish Musician in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Katie is the recipient of numerous awards; these include winner of the Milwaukee Music Teachers’ Association Young Artists Competition (piano), winner of the 2011 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Competition, second place winner in the 2011 American Guild of Organists Region VI Young Artists Competition, and recipient of the St. Luke Goulding & Wood Scholarship (2010-2015).
She is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In the summer of 2019, she was a finalist in the Emerging Scholars Forum hosted by the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada for her research paper titled, “Extra-Ordinary: Strophic Paraphrases of the Ordinary of the Mass.”
Katie currently serves as organist and handbell director at Messiah Church in Plymouth, MN.