Kate Kennedy Steiner

Assistant Professor of Music

Katherine Steiner

(519) 885-0220 ext. 24244
Office:  CGUC 1106

B.Mus, Wheaton College, 2004
M.A. in Religion (Liturgical Studies), Yale Divinity School, 2007
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013


Research Areas:

Liturgical song, medieval chant, early polyphony, religious communities

Courses Taught:

Music 100 – Understanding Music (Fall 2018)
Music 364 – Worship and Its Music (Fall 2018)
Music 253 – Music for Cathedral and Court (Winter 2019)
Chapel Choir (Fall 2018 & Winter 2019)

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Composing St Columba, Hope of the Scots” in Plainsong and Medieval Music (Spring 2018)

Edited Volumes

  • Come, Let us Sing to the Lord: Songs of Scripture. Wycliffe Studies in Gospel, Church, and Culture. Wipf and Stock, 2017.

Book Reviews

  • Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception, by Jennifer Bain. Early Music America. (Summer 2016).

Manuscript in Preparation

  • The Second City: Notre Dame Polyphony and English Liturgy at St Andrews

Selected Activities: 

  • Chapel Music Coordinator and Librarian, Wycliffe College, Fall 2016-Winter 2018
  • Founding member of Quaterna, University of Notre Dame, Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012
  • Music leader and Liturgical Planner for Speravi Mass, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Mishawaka, IN Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012
  • Co-leader and performer in Musical Alta, Princeton University, Sept. 2007-May 2010 (Viola da Gamba, Violoncello and Solo Soprano)

Fellowships and Awards: 

  • Strathmartine Trust Grant, Summer 2016
  • Mellon Fellowship, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2015-2016
  • Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship, Valparaiso University, 2013-2015
  • Dr. Guenther Findel-Stiftung, Wolfenbüttel Herzog August Bibliothek, Feburary-May 2012
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Research Grant, July 2010
  • Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship for Study and Research in Greece, June 2010
  • Mary Cady Tew Prize, Yale University Divinity School, 2007
  • Aidan Kavanaugh Achievement Prize, Yale University Divinity School, 2007
  • Liturgical Studies Prize, Yale University Divinity School, 2006

Professor Steiner teaches Music History here at Grebel, listen to learn more! 

University of Waterloo

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