Dr. Myron Brett Patterson holds the Doctor of Sacred Music degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation and is also a Foundation Fellow. He has held organist and choir director positions in numerous churches both in Canada and the United States. He holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of British Columbia; the Master of Music in Organ and Church Music from Northwestern University; the ATCL in piano pedagogy and LTCL in organ performance from Trinity College of Music, London; and the ARCCO (CHM) diplomas in organ and choir training from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto. His teachers have included Beal Thomas, Professor Hugh McLean, Richard Enright, and Wolfgang Rübsam; he has also studied improvisation in master classes with Naji Hakim and Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet. Patterson’s research interests lie in the areas of Baroque organ music performance practice and the church music of Tudor England.
Dr. Patterson has performed with the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra, he also founded and directed The Canterbury Singers which received critical acclaim and for many years was recognized as Utah’s premier chamber choir. Patterson currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Anglican Musicians Foundation; he is a former Board Member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and has also served as Dean of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is in demand as a workshop presenter and has given workshops and lectures for organizations such as the American Guild of Organists, The Music Library Association, the Episcopal Diocese of Utah and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Dr. Patterson has been an adjudicator for numerous competitions and has served as an examiner for the American Guild of Organists. Patterson has performed recitals in the United States, Canada, Germany and his native England.
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