Katie Lynch Koglin attended The Boston Conservatory where she graduated
summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Music in harp performance (first
in class and recipient of the Alfred P Whitney Award for highest
scholastic achievement) and a Masters of Music in harp performance
and music education. She has also passed the licensure test for
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts's Department of Education.
Katie studied the harp with Cape Cod harpist Cynthia Gordon-O'Neill
for ten years, before studying with Boston Ballet's harpist Cynthia
Price-Glynn and Berklee's Felice Pomeranze during college. Katie
and her husband Steven Koglin also worked with historical harpist Nancy
Hurrell on their Thomas Moore concert.
As a vocalist, Katie studied voice with classical and cabaret singer Grace O'Connor & Marcia Wytrwal.
Chamber Music: Katie regularly plays the harp with a flutist or
vocalist. She has also worked with violin, marimba (arranged Handel's
"Harp Concert in B flat" for harp and marimba), and with
a harp quartet which performed with jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant.
Katie may also be heard on guitarist and vocalist, Keith Hampton's
Large Ensembles: As the only harpist at The Boston Conservatory
and Berklee College of Music for a few years, Katie played in
every ensemble and recording studio she could fit in her schedule. As an orchestral player, Katie has been a concerto soloist with Simon Sinfonietta and has played for the College Light Opera Company since 1994.
She also works with the Cape Cod Symphony and Mertowest Symphony. She plays at many local theaters for musicals, operas, and dance concerts as well as with area choirs. Repertoire
Teaching & Directing
Katie is a member of the American Harp Society, its Boston Chapter and the Historical Harp Society. She was a founding member of the Gentle Muses at Massachusetts General Hospital and member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Honors Society of Music. A frequent performer on stage as well, Katie is an active member of the Barnstable Comedy Club.