University of Kansas and China Conservatory
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.