Kathleen Scheide has concertized as a harpsichord and organ soloist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean. She has received touring artist grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, California Arts Council and the American Embassy, Vienna. Dr. Scheide regularly performs chamber music as Due Solisti (flute/organ) with Czech flutist Zofie Volalkova under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists; and with Le Meslange des Plaisirs on historic string keyboard instruments.
Scheide earned degrees in early music (with honors) and organ performance (organ department prize) at New England Conservatory and the University of Southern California. She teaches harpsichord at Westminster Choir College and plays organ in the 1740 stone barn at Church of the Loving Shepherd, Bournelyf, West Chester. She has previously overseen the restoration of four historic American church organs by Beach, Jardine, Ohl and E. M. Skinner.
Dr. Scheide is a Past Dean of the American Guild of Organists, San Diego Chapter and a member of the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Chapter. She was a Founding Member and of the San Diego Harpsichord Society and the Western Early Keyboard Society.
Her compositions have been published by Darcey Press, Piano Press, Time Warner, Wayne Leupold and World Library. Her recordings are available on Dutch HLM, Organ Historical Society, Palatine and Raven labels.