Catherine Bringerud completed Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano at Indiana University, earning the esteemed Performer's Certificate upon completion of her Masters recital. Her teachers have included Sidney Foster, Hans Boepple, and Zadel Skolovsky. Since joining the Butler faculty in 1982, she has established herself as a highly demanded collaborative pianist who is equally at home with singers as well as instrumentalists. She especially enjoys the intimate art song and chamber music setting. Catherine has appeared with the Scott Chamber Players, Linden String Quartet, Ronen Ensamble, and Fourte. She appears regularly with Meridian Song Project's tenor, Steven Stolen, as well as in many recitals with Butler music faculty and students. She has performed with former Butler voice faculty soprano, Sharon Searles and baritone, Mark Gilgallon on tour in the Middle East as well as at the Kennedy Center, and at London's St. Martin in the Fields. Catherine appeared in several live music performances with Dance Kaleidoscope , as well as in collaborations with the Indiana Repertory Theatre. She has recorded several compact discs with Butler faculty bassist, David Murray, ISO principal bassist, Ju-Fang Liu, Butler mezzo soprano, Katherine Kelton, and IU faculty clarinetist, Howard Klug. Catherine teaches accompanying at Butler and serves as Coordinator of Collaborative Piano at Butler University Music School. In addition to her teaching and performing, she is an active church choir director.