Angela Leising-Catalan

Astoria, New York



Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

  • Ohio University, Athens, OhioJune 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

  • University of Nebraska, Kearney, NebraskaMay 2004



Music Together Teacher Training, Music Together LLC

  • October 2015, New York City




  • Piano Faculty, The New School for Music Study, Princeton, New Jersey  August 2008 – present


  • Teacher, Music Together family classes, Queens and Brooklyn,  New York  January 2016 - present


  • Piano Faculty, Brooklyn Musical Arts, Brooklyn, New York  October 2011 – May 2013


  • Class Piano Instructor for Music Majors and non-Music Majors, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio  August 2004 – May 2006 


  • Piano Faculty, Athens Community Music School, Athens, Ohio  September 2006 – June 2008


  • Independent Piano Instructor, Kearney, NE; Athens, OH; Princeton, NJ; New York, NY  September 2001 – present




  • Summer Choral Program Accompanist, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, Michigan June – August 2006 – present


  • Accompanist, Athens Community Children’s Choir, Athens, Ohio  August 2006 – May 2008
  • Staff Accompanist, The University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio  January 2008 – May 2008
  • Opera Workshop Accompanist and University Singers Accompanist, Ohio University, Athens, OhioAugust 2004 – May 2006


  • Accompanist, Blue Lake International Choir, European Tour (Germany, France, Denmark)  June – July 2005


  • Freelance vocal and instrumental accompanist, Kearney, NE; Athens, OH; Princeton, NJ; New York, NY, August 2000 – present





  • Associate Organist, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Bronx, New York  December 2011 – present
  • Director of Music/Worship Service Pianist Miller Memorial Presbyterian Church, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey  November 2008 – June 2011


  • Director of Music/Worship Service Pianist, Clark’s Chapel Methodist Church, Athens, OhioAugust 2006 – August 2008


  • Worship Service Pianist, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kearney, Nebraska  August 2002 – August 2004


  • Worship Service Pianist Trinity Lutheran Church, Arapahoe, Nebraska  May 1998 – August 2000



Research Assistant for author Dr. Christopher Fisher, in preparation for the writing of “Teaching Piano in Groups”, Oxford University Press, 2010.

January 2008 – August 2008

Music Librarian for The New School for Music Study. Duties included new music acquisitions, ordering and disbursements, cataloguing, and inventory.

September 2009 – August 2011



  • New Jersey Music Teachers Association Spring Festival, Princeton, New Jersey   April 2016
  • Kentucky Music Teachers Association  Spring Piano Festival, Louisville, Kentucky    March 2013 
  •  Piano Teachers Forum Spring Festival, Lawrenceville, New Jersey   March 2011
  • Southest Ohio Music Teachers Association Pianothon , Athens, Ohio   April 2008





Steinway Educational Partner, September 2014

STAR Award for Excellence in Student Teaching, awarded by the local chapter of Music Teachers National Association, June 2006

Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Music and Dance for achievement and excellence, University of Nebraska, Kearney    May 2004

Concerto Competition Winner, University of Nebraska, Kearney   March 2004



National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, July 2013 Contributor for presentation “Planning for Progressive Growth in the Intermediate Years”. Presented by Sara Ernst, Todd Van Kekerix, and Elissa Miller-Kay, with contributions by Angela Leising-Catalan and Karen Dalley-Jesson.



  • Sara Ernst, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, University of South Carolina email:


  • Raymond Bonwell, Director of Programs, Erdman Center of Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary   email:


  • Kelli Falls, Director of Choirs, Parker Middle School, Howell, Michigan  email:


  • Rebecca Pennington, Administrative Director, The New School for Music Study, Princeton, New Jersey    email: