Kathleen Scheide has concertized as a harpsichord and organ soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico,
Europe, Russia, the Far East and Caribbean. She has received touring artist grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, California
Arts Council, the American Embassies in Prague and Vienna, and the Czech Embassy in St. Petersburg. Dr. Scheide regularly
performs chamber music with Le Meslange des Plaisirs and Voix seraphique on historic string keyboard
instruments; and as Due Solisti (flute/organ) with Czech flutist
Scheide earned degrees in early music (with honors) and organ performance (organ
department prize) at New England Conservatory and
the University of Southern California.
Her teachers have included John Gibbons and Cherry Rhodes. She teaches harpsichord
at Westminster Choir College of
Rider University, Princeton, and teaches online and sometimes traditional classes for Rowan College at Burlington. She lives
in a 17th-century stone house Wiggan, and plays organ in the 1740 stone barn at Church of the Loving Shepherd, Bournelyf, West Chester.
Member of various early keyboard societies, Dr. Scheide was recently elected to a second term on the Executive Committee of
the Philadelphia Philadelphia Chapter., American Guild of Organists. She is also a
Past Dean of the San Diego Chapter.
Dr. Scheide is also a published composer with a significant discography.
Her compositions have been made available through Darcey Press, E.C. Schirmer, Piano Press, Time Warner, Wayne Leupold and
World Library. Current commissions include a piece for the 10th Anniversary of the Kimmel Center Organ. Her recordings are available on Dutch HLM,
Organ Historical Society, Palatine and Raven labels.