Katharine Pardee, Director of Chapel Music
Katie has been at Wadham since 2003. In addition to being Director of Chapel Music, she holds posts in the Music Faculty (Betts Fellow in Organ Studies) and at Corpus Christi College (Lecturer in Music and Chapel Music Advisor).
Katie has recently completed a DPhil in Music (J.S. Bach in nineteenth-century England), and has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music (New York).
Before moving to Oxford from the US in 2001, Katie had an active career as an organ recitalist and teacher, and held teaching positions at Syracuse University and the Eastman School, both in upstate New York. She has made two organ CDs, and, more recently, a choir cd with the Wadham Chapel Choir. At Wadham, she works in partnership with the very able College Organist Julian Littlewood. In addition to making music with the choir and organ in the inspirational Wadham chapel, Katie enjoys exploring the intersection of the academic discipline of music and performance.