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Catherine Rollin

University of Kansas and China Conservatory

MASTERCLASS TEACHER

Catherine Rollin is an active pianist, composer, author and teacher of prize winning students.  

As a composer, Catherine has over 400 pieces published with Alfred Publishing Co.. Her music  has been lauded for its lyric melodies and “teachability.” She has received numerous  prestigious commissions including a trio for piano, flute and alto saxophone commissioned by  the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and premiered in 2018 at the MTNA  Conference in Orlando, Florida. Her works have been featured on many prestigious lists  including the solo, duet, concerto, one hand and Patriotic events of the National Federation of  Music Clubs (NFMC) bulletin. Her works are also featured on other lists internationally  including the Royal Conservatory in Canada and Trinity in England. Her series Museum  Masterpieces was recognized with an award from ASCAP in 2015.

 

Her well received workshops and master classes include several hundred presentations given  in the U.S., Canada, Japan and Taiwan.  

A dedicated teacher, Catherine is passionate about passing along the art of music making. Her  students have been featured with numerous orchestras including those of Detroit, Warren,  Toledo, Rochester (MI), and Ft. Worth. Additionally, students of Rollin’s have gone on to earn  degrees from prestigious music schools worldwide including Juilliard, Eastman, the Moscow  Conservatory and the Guildhall School. Her students have won national prizes from the MTNA  in the solo piano, duet piano and composition competitions. Her mosts recent MTNA national  finalists include her duet team in 2020 and a piano soloist in the junior division in 2021.

 

The greatest reward for Catherine is when her compositions, technique ideas or her work as a  teacher helps develop musicians who have a lifelong love of and passion for music, whether as  professionals or hobbyists.