Patricia Merrifield - Ragazze Girl Choir
Patricia Merrifield, who teaches Ragazze singers, teaches elementary general music in the Appleton Area School District and serves Lawrence University's Conservatory frequently as a cooperating teacher. She co-teaches a Lawrence class in recorder and guitar methods for music education majors and has been a guest lecturer at UW-Stevens Point. Merrifield holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University and teaching certification and Master’s Degree in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis from Silver Lake College. Before entering the field of teaching, she worked in orchestra management for the Phoenix and Fairfax (VA) Symphony Orchestras. Merrifield is a past Board member of the Association of Wisconsin Area Kodály Educators (AWAKE), has co-chaired the AWAKE Singing Games Festival, and is a member of the Wisconsin School Music Association and Music Educator’s National Conference.