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.
Olivia 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 StNorman, OK 73069Office Phone (405) 321-3020