Käthe Wright Kaufman

2015 VanDelinder Fellow

Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills

Käthe Wright Kaufman has been awarded the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills Käthe is a second-time winner of this prestigious award.  This prize is awarded to the VanDelinder Fellow that demonstrates the greatest diligence and achievement in the program. 

Käthe Wright-Kaufman is a junior at the Eastman School of Music. She was active in the choir of St. Luke’s, Evanston for ten years under the direction of Richard Webster, Kathleen Bird, Jonathan Scarozza, and Andrew Lewis. Käthe has pursued her organ studies since 2007, studying with Jonathan Scarozza, James R. Brown, and William Porter, and she currently studies with Edoardo Bellotti. She has participated in masterclasses with Jay Peterson, Christopher Young, James David Christie, and Alan Morrison. In 2013, she received the Gerald Barnes Award for Excellence in Pipe Organ from Eastman. In 2014, she received the first VanDelinder Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills at Christ Church. Käthe continues to work as a VanDelinder Fellow at Christ Church, Rochester and as a member of the Christ Church Schola Cantorum.