musician / educator / arts administrator
Catherine Moore is a pianist, vocalist, educator, and arts administrator currently based in Ann Arbor, MI. A passionate advocate for diversity in the arts, equity and inclusion is central to her work as a performer and educator. She is a fierce believer that music education and arts access is the ultimate medium for social justice and change.
She currently serves as a Communications and Program Assistant for the Arts Alliance, and as the Media Manager for Connecticut Summerfest. She has interned in Education and Community Engagement with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Catherine was named a 2020 21st Century Artist Intern, a prestigious internship sponsored by the University Musical Society. She loves to teach piano and voice lessons, accompany musical theatre productions, and is a section leader at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor.
A junior at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Catherine majors in Choral Music Education as a Piano Principal, and minors in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. She studies piano with Dr. Matthew Bengtson, and voice with DMA candidate JoAna Rusche. At Michigan, she sings with the GRAMMY-nominated Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Rogers. She received the William J. Branstrom Freshman prize and is a University Honors student.
Catherine has been named a Grand-Prix winner of Music-Fest’s“Rising Talents” competition, for which she played in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in April 2018. She is a Scholarship Recipient of the Westfield Music Club, The College Women’s Club of Westfield, and the Maplewood Men’s Glee Club. She was a third prize winner for Great Composer’s International Chopin Competition. She has attended summer intensives at the Eastman School of Music, Westminster Conservatory, and Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Catherine also enjoys to play and sing jazz, and to arrange and compose music.
Outside of music, Catherine loves to write, run, practice yoga, knit and needlepoint, and spend time with her family and friends. She