Introducing Trinity Organ/Piano Scholar Kat Jolliff

Katherine Jolliff grew up here at Trinity Church. Throughout the past two years, we have heard her play organ and piano when home on break from Interlochen Arts Academy. Most recently during the pandemic, she has played piano and organ for our online worship service. She is a MAJOR talent, though she has completed a mere 18 trips around the sun. Kat will attend the Eastman School of Music as an organ performance major in 2021, studying with David Higgs. In the meantime, Trinity parishioners can expect to hear more from her, online and in person.

Kat started piano at the age of 5 and showed musical interest very early. She studied piano with Kate Boyd at Butler University and has won numerous local piano competitions, such as the Hoosier Auditions and the Mildred Allen Award from the Indiana Piano Teachers Guild. In the summer of 2018, she attended Interlochen Arts Camp as a pianist and was awarded the Fine Arts Award in Piano Performance. Katherine started studying the organ with Marco Petričić (University of Indianapolis) during her freshman year of high school. After completing two years at Herron High School, she studied at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan for her junior and senior years. There she majored in both piano and organ performance, studying with TJ Lymenstull and Tom Bara. She graduated from IAA with honors and was awarded the prestigious Fine Arts Award in Organ Performance.

Aside from practicing hard on both organ and piano, Kat has a love for animals of all kinds and has cats at home. She also enjoys learning about other aspects of music, such as piano tuning and repair, music history, music production and theatre organ. Kat is looking forward to going to school again and learning as much about music as possible!