CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kateri Andress is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of David Higgs. In May of 2021, she completed her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Music with a double concentration in organ performance and sacred music from Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida, where she studied with Dr. Brice Gerlach. She has been awarded several scholarships over the years to fund her organ studies, including the 2017 American Guild of Organists’ Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship and the 2021 National Association of Pastoral Musicians’ Dr. James Kosnik and OCP Scholarships. Kateri’s musical interests have always centered around sacred music, and she has been serving as a church organist since she first began organ studies at age 16. Most recently, while studying for her undergraduate degree, she held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Ave Maria, Florida. Kateri is currently the Organist at the United Church of Canandaigua in Canandaigua, New York.