Emily Meixner serves as the organist and director of sacred music at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville, KY. A native of Ashland, OH, Dr. Meixner holds degrees from Franciscan University of Steubenville (BA), the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM), and the University of Notre Dame (DMA). Her scholarly research focuses primarily on the French organist and composer Louis Vierne (1877-1937), with special interest in his organ symphonies. She has studied organ with Craig Cramer, Douglas Reed, Todd Wilson, Timothy Guenther, and Paul Weber.
As a successful competitor, she recently won first prize at the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition for Young Organists and first prize at the Tuesday Musical Association Performance Scholarship Competition in Organ. A dedicated church musician, Dr. Meixner earned a minor in theology while studying in Franciscan University and recently passed the Colleague Examination of the American Guild of Organists. An active recitalist, she has recently performed in the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church concert series (South Bend, IN); the L’Organo concert series at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, S.C.); the Millennium Stage concert series at the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.); and the Cleveland Museum of Art Performing Arts Series (Cleveland, OH).