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Kimberly Ann Hess, Ceremonial Organist at Arlington National Cemetery

Kimberly Ann Hess is Ceremonial Organist at Arlington National Cemetery and is Director of Liturgical Music in Memorial Chapel at Ft. Myer.  In addition, she is Instructor of Music at Marymount University.

Previously, she was Director of Music and Organist at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel at the United States Military Academy (West Point), Director of Liturgical Music at Georgetown University and Campus Minister of Music and College Organist at Stonehill College in Massachusetts.

She holds a BFA degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a MM degree in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame and a DMA degree in Organ Performance from the University of Illinois.

In 1994, Dr. Hess won first prize in both the Arthur Poister National Organ Competition in New York and the Gruenstein Memorial Organ Contest for Women, a national competition sponsored by the Chicago Club of Women Organists.


Fantasia on In Dulce Jubilo, BWV 729 – Johann Sebastian Bach

In Dulci Jubilo (In Quiet Joy), Op. 79, No. 41 – Marcel Dupré

Christmas in Sicily – Pietro Yon

Diptyque on Ave Maris Stella – Grimoaldo Macchia

  • Andante Tranquillo
  • Allegro

Greensleeves – Richard Purvis

Rhapsody on Christmas Carols – Eugène Gigout