Lecturer of Music
Patty Darling co-directs the Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble and Lawrence Jazz Band. She also teaches classes in jazz composition, arranging and functional jazz piano. Patty completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in 1985. While pursuing an advanced composition degree at the University of Minnesota, she assisted in the Electronic Music Department. She has over 15 years of experience in the creation, recording and production of original soundtracks for broadcast and corporate multimedia events that have been distributed worldwide.
She has composed music for a wide variety of mediums, including works for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, and numerous instrumental soloists. Patty also serves as a clinician and adjudicator at high schools and jazz festivals throughout the U.S.
Patty has received awards for her compositions and arrangements from Down Beat Magazine, the Presser Foundation, the Eastman School of Music, the International Association for Jazz Education and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her most recent compositions for jazz ensemble are published through Sierra Music.
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