Cathryn Wilkinson

Cathryn Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean Fine and Applied Arts

Tel.: (630) 942-2425
Building MAC, Room 219A

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Organ performance and pedagogy
  • Art music in Slovakia
  • Sacred music in Slovakia
  • Hymnody in the Lutheran tradition

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Music Theory
  • History of Western Music
  • The Finer Things in Life: Art and Music in Chicago
  • World Music

Current Projects:

  • Solo performances
  • Choral accompanying

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Presenter, "Play for the Pre-K Set," American Guild of Organists National Convention, Washington, D.C., 2010
  • Solo recitalist, "Gift of Music" series, Presbyterian Homes, Evanston, IL, 2010
  • Organist, Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler, with Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, Jay Friedman conducting, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 2010 • Biographer, Hymnal Companion to Lutheran Service Book, Concordia Publishing House, in publication
  • Music Reviewer, Oak Park Wednesday Journal, 2005-2008
  • Author, "Reflections on John Cage's Music of Changes," Digital ommons at COD for NEH Research Seminar, Artistic and Philosophical Pursuits in Asia and the West, College of DuPage, 2008
  • Author, "Start Off on the Right Foot: A Survey of Organ Teaching methods" in The American Organist, 2008
  • Author, "The History of Lutheran Hymnody in Slovakia" inThe Hymn, 2007


  • Ph.D. Music Theory, University of Iowa School of Music
  • M.F.A. Organ Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa School of Music
  • B.A. Music and Economics, College of William and Mary