The Curtis Institute of Music — Having attended as a student of Donald Montanaro, Mr. Patterson continues to maintain a working relationship with the institution.
Performing Arts Centers
Strathmore — Mr. Patterson served as an Artist-in-Residence in the 2011-12 season, and maintains a close relationship.
Located one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, Strathmore provides affordable, accessible, multi-disciplinary arts programming in the Mansion at Strathmore, the Music Center at Strathmore, and on its scenic 11-acre site.
Founded and operated since 1981 by the Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc., an independent, 501(c)(3) organization, the arts center presents a lively and diverse program of art exhibitions, concerts and performing arts programs, and literary lectures and events.
High quality arts programming, designed for audiences of many tastes, served with the hospitality and warmth of a family enterprise, are the hallmarks of Strathmore. Seasonal outdoor events seek to be inclusive in their programming appeal, reaching out to people of all ages, interests and cultural heritage.
The Wind-o — A wonderful device for building and maintaining embouchure endurance. Look under the testimonials page for the endorsement.
Festival Lyrique International de Belle-Ile en Mer — Mr. Patterson has served as principal clarinetist since 2012.
Lyrique en Mer/Festival de Belle Île is the largest opera festival in western France. Founded in 1998 by American opera singer Richard Cowan, the festival produces two staged operas every summer, conducted by Music Director Philip Walsh and directed by Mr. Cowan, the Artistic Director. Additionally, there are sacred concerts in all four of the island's historic churches, as well as many smaller concerts and Master Classes. Lyrique en Mer has wide support from the French business community as well as from the Conseil Général, the Conseil Régional.
Yellow Barn Music Festival — Mr. Patterson is on the faculty of the Young Artist Program for the 2014 Season.
Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music, encourages discovery in the studio, classroom, and concert hall; explores the craft of musical interpretation; and illuminates our world through the unique experience of music.
Located in the fertile learning ground of Southeastern Vermont, Yellow Barn's innovative approach to life-long education for musicians and audiences, commitment to quality and a unified aesthetic, and programs that focus listeners in new ways set it apart from any other music center in this country. At Yellow Barn we are invited to listen differently and revel in the pure joy of music-making; as one musician said, "In this world, the impossible becomes possible and the beautiful becomes sublime!"
Through its annual summer educational programs, and its ongoing series of Artist Residencies, outreach workshops and presentations, and collaborative performances, each year Yellow Barn welcomes over 100 musicians from all over the world to Vermont, and reaches more than 4,000 audience members from the local community and across the nation.