Dr. Laura Pillman Patterson is an active performer and teacher throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed internationally at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, the Rudofinum, Estates Theater, Meyerson Symphony Center among many more. She is in demand as a performer of new and electroacoustic compositions and was contracted for a performance at the 41st International Computer Music Conference. Recent recitals and masterclasses given include Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Northeastern State University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Wichita State University, Missouri Southern State University, and Kansas State University. Recent invited lecture presentations include Oklahoma Flute Society and National Flute Association conventions.
Dr. Patterson performed as a soloist with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the Coeur d’Alene International Young Artist Competition, and returned from Romania as a finalist in the 16th Gheorge Dima International Music Competition. She has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Protégé International Music Talent Competition, Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, MTNA Young Artist Competition and Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition.
As a member of the Pierre Monteux School and Ohio Light Opera orchestras, Dr. Patterson has extensive orchestral and opera experience. She is an active chamber musician, winning honorable mentions at MTNA Chamber Competitions. Dr. Patterson held Teaching Fellowships in both the Center for Chamber Music and Instrumental Studies divisions at the University of North Texas. She is the recipient of several travel grants from both the College of Music and Toulouse Graduate School, the Sigma Alpha Iota Doctoral Grant, and is a Fulbright Grant finalist.
DMA, University of North Texas; MM, Bowling Green State University; BM, Baldwin Wallace University.
Dr. Patterson is currently a woodwind instructor and freelance musician in Northern Alabama, and has previously held teaching positions at Cleveland Community College, Northeastern State University, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
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