Catherine Burge

Catherine Burge

Clarinet Adjunct Instructor

Year Started at GU: 2007
Phone: 618.664.6578
Office Hours:

As Scheduled (24 hour notice requested)

Areas of Responsibility:

Keyboard accompanist for music department events, volunteer pianist and clarinetist as needed, part time clarinet or piano faculty as needed.


Doctor of Musical Arts, piano and pedagogy, University of Colorado (2008)
Master of Music, clarinet and piano, University of Idaho
Bachelor of Music, piano performance, Ohio University

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.



Studio clarinet

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

Publications and Presentations

2016 STLAMTA ensemble piano concert
2015-2016 arranger, performer and self- publisher of music for worship services and events for St. James Lutheran and Hope Lutheran churches
2011-2016 Illinois State Music Teachers Assoc. Achievement in Music adjudicator and state conference presenter 
2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy participant, technology and teaching tracks
2014-2015: performer, clarinet and piano for Rome Festival Opera and chamber music, Ltd(Italy)
2010-present: Performer and participant, Stolpersteine Verlegnung Holocaust Memorial 
2009-present:Golandsky/Taubman Institute Summer Institute for Piano Performance and Pedagogy @ Princeton Univ(NJ) participant and performer

Professional Affiliations

Music Teachers' National Association : lifetime permanent music teaching certification
Illinois State and Gateway Arch Music Teachers' Association
St Louis Area Music Teacher's Association
Piano Teachers' RT of St Louis, MO
St. Louis Wind Symphony

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