Choir Master

Dr. Olivia Burke


A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Olivia Burke graduated from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance.  At CUA, she studied organ with Dr. Edward Alan Moore and choral activities with Dr. Leo Nestor.  While in Washington, DC, Dr. Burke held the position of organist at Calvary Baptist Church and accompanied choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists throughout the DC area.

Dr. Burke earned a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance at the University of Oklahoma in 2010, studying under Dr. John Schwandt, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting under Dr. Richard Zielinski in 2015.

Dr. Burke has held the post of Organist and Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church (Norman) since 2012 after serving as organist at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church (Norman) from 2008 to 2012.  She also freelances as a collaborative pianst for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University saxophone studios, and serves as pianist of the Norman Philharmonic. Dr. Burke has performed concerts and workshops throughout the United States, the Czech Republic, Austria, and Paris. 

St. John’s Episcopal Church

235 W Duffy St
Norman, OK 73069

Office Phone (405) 321-3020