Master's Degree in Music
Master's Degree in Music from The University of Texas at Austin

Katja Lindner

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Austin, TX 2007

University Of Texas At Austin, Butler School Of Music
Master of Music Degree
graduated December 2007

Bonn, Germany 2005

Scholarship through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
In the Fall Semester 2005 for studies abroad as a graduate student of Music.

Cologne, Germany 2005

Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn & University of Cologne
Studies of Music, English and Pedagogy for “Staatsexamen”

Bonn, Germany 1998

Graduation from High School in the top 5%

Professional Experience

May 2009 – current

Employed at Briarcliff Music School and Albertson School of Music
Teach piano and violin lessons and prepare students for the practical and theoretical ABRSM exam in piano and violin; teach a small piano group class;

April 2008 - current

Church Music Director - The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Lead the choir and congregation on the piano/organ/violin in singing and provide special music.
Select appropriate music and rehearse with the choir twice weekly.
Build and enhance/improve Sunday music and Music Arts Academy at the church.

August 2005 - current

University of Texas Piano Project
Planned, developed and taught music curriculum for students ages four to adult.
Teach piano playing, violin playing, technique, music reading and theory.
Arrange and lead group classes and rehearsals for students.

June 2006 - December 2007

Teacher at UT Informal Classes
Instructor of adult music classes for: Music theory & reading, sight reading & singing & ear training.

Professional Experience in Germany

Bonn, Germany, 2004-2005

Accompanist of the church congregation on piano and viola

Bonn, Germany, 2003-2005

Leading church congregations in hymn singing
(Christian Churches: Evangelical Alliance and Protestant Church)

Bonn, Germany, 2003-2005

Teacher for Piano


Member of Cologne University Choir

Related Skills And Qualifications

  • Organ and “Music in Worship” class at UT with Professor Hancock (2006-2007)
  • Completion of Piano Pedagogy classes at UT (2006)
  • Instruments: piano, organ, violin, viola, recorder and basic guitar
  • Certified in Conducting Exam (Cologne, Germany 2004)
  • Teaching experience: general Music, Piano, Violin, Math, English and German
  • Knowledge of English, German, French, Latin and some Hebrew