Kathy McNeil is Assistant Director of Music and Worship Arts and Organist at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, North Carolina. In addition to that position, she is Director of the Haywood Community Chorus, Organist for the Lake Junaluska Assembly, and Associate Director and Accompanist of the Lake Junaluska Singers. She received her Bachelor of Music in Education and her Master of Music in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
Kathy was Organist/Choir Director at Grace Church in the Mountains in Waynesville, NC, until January 2018. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2013, she was Principal Organist at St. Mary’s Abbey/Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ for 10 years after serving as organist of the United Methodist Church in Morristown, NJ, from 1985 to 2004.
Kathy has given numerous recitals throughout the New York metropolitan area. She has appeared in recital at Princeton University as part of their After Noon Concert Series. She was Adjunct Professor of Organ at the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ, and has taught vocal and instrumental music in the New Jersey Public Schools, and handbell and choral groups of all ages in her church positions.
Kathy maintains an active organ and piano studio in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.