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Catherine Burge

Staff Accompanist

Year Started at GC: 2007
Phone: 618.664.2198
Office Hours:

As Needed

Areas of Responsibility:

staff accompanying and assigned private studio piano or clarinet students


Doctor of Musical Arts, piano and pedagogy, University of Colorado 2008

Master of Music, clarinet and piano, Univ. of Idaho

Bachelor of Music, piano performance, Ohio University


Studio clarinet, piano, accompanying

Formerly (2007-2012) taught class piano, keyboards, clarinet, and accompanied the choir, orchestra, band, and both faculty and student recitals.

Publications and Presentations

Illinois State Music Teachers' Association adjudicator 2009-present, state conference presentations, 2013-present

Golandsky Institute at Princeton University, NJ: Piano presentation /diploma, 2009-present

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy 2015: Lombard, IL

Professional Affiliations

Piano Teaching Roundtable 2015
Gateway Arch Music Teachers' Association, 2007-present
National Music Teachers' Association Lifetime Certification in piano teaching,  2000-present

About Catherine Burge

Catherine Burge holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano and Pedagogy
from the University of Colorado. She currently teaches piano and clarinet at Greenville College, where she also accompanies the choral union and many students in private lesson studios or recitals as they strive to achieve the standards of virtuosity required for professional performance skills. She was originally hired there to class piano, keyboards, clarinet, pedagogy and accompanying, and to accompany the choir, orchestra, band and both faculty and student recitals.

Dr. Burge is the staff organist/pianist/keyboardist for Lebanon First United Methodist Church. She maintains a private music studio and performance business where precollege students may elect to participate in the Illinois Achievement in Music Awards program or Southern Illinois Young Artist Soloist Organization. She serves as adjudicator for these organizations, and performs with the Rome Festival Orchestra while in Italy and with the St Louis Wind Symphony as well as the Greenville College Choral Union and Blackburn College at home. She has performed with St. Louis Bach Society, accompanied the Masterworks Youth Chorale of Belleville, Rome Festival Opera and to open the Stolpersteine Verlegung ceremony in Regensburg, Germany. Dr. Burge is an ongoing student of the Taubman/Golandsky approach to piano and instrumental technique. She and her students have opportunity to perform each year at the Yamaha Young Artist Institute in New York City with Edna Golandsky.


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