Dr. Kathleen Scheide has toured the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe as an organ and harpsichord soloist. She holds degrees in harpsichord and organ performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Southern California. Her major teachers have been John Gibbons, Cherry Rhodes and Frank Taylor.

Dr. Scheide has been sponsored in concert by many chapters of the American Guild of Organists and the Royal College of Canadian Organists. She has been a featured recitalist at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the American Musical Instrument Society, the Music Teachers' Association of California, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Organ Historical Society, and the Western Early Keyboard Association. Her collaborators include Claire Rottembourg, recorder, with whom she forms the ensemble Mvsica Poetica, and Zofie Vokalkova, flute soloist of the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Scheide is a published composer whose works are included on her solo organ compact disc Liszt and Scheide (Raven Compact Disc OAR-350). Her performances for OHS meetings are included on the CD sets Historic Organs of Philadelphia and Historic Organs of Michigan (OHS). A Mozart recording with Vokalkova was released in 2001 on the Dutch label HLM.

Scheide teaches piano, harpsichord and music history at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges in El Cajon, CA. At St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, San Diego, where she was Music Director and Organist for eight years, Dr. Scheide oversaw the installation and restoration of an historic mechanical action organ by Giles Beach/Wm. Visscher. She was recently appointed Organist at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rancho Bernardo/Poway, CA, where she is involved in another organ expansion project.

Kathleen Scheide is a Founding Member and Advisory Board Member of both the San Diego Harpsichord Society and the Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA). She is on the Advisory Board of the San Diego Early Music Society and is a past Dean of and frequent volunteer for the San Diego AGO chapter.


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