Kathleen Scheide

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 Zofie Volalkova.

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 ShepherdBournelyf, West Chester.

A Founding Member of various early keyboard societies, Dr. Scheide was recently elected to a second term on the Executive Committee of the  Philadelphia Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and chosen as Director of the Chapter's 2018 Pipe Organ Encounter. 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. Recent commissions include a piece for the 10th Anniversary of the Kimmel Center Organ, and a guitar quartet for Guitars of Westminster. Her recordings are available on Dutch HLM, Organ Historical Society, Palatine and Raven labels.