Lecturer of Music
Patty completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in 1985. 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 has received awards for her compositions and arrangements from Down Beat Magazine, the Presser Foundation, the Eastman School of Music, and the International Association for Jazz Education. While pursuing an advanced composition degree at the University of Minnesota, she served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Electronic Music. Patty's recording studio, founded in 1988 with Larry Darling, has been featured in Keyboard Magazine, where Patty's and Larry’s world music compositions are described as “more than a network of fragmentary styles, their music is an integrated whole.” In addition to her role as conductor of the Lawrence University Jazz Band,
Patty is the owner of IMPACT Music, where she focuses on composing original soundtracks for broadcast, corporate multimedia events, and the IMPACT Music Library. She has created hundreds of music tracks in a wide variety of styles, and many have been distributed worldwide.
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