Children’s Clinician

Dr. Mark Patterson (b.1969) is a nationally acclaimed composer, conductor and teacher.
He has worked with choral groups of all ages in public school, university, and church music settings. As a composer, Dr. Patterson enjoys crafting unique choral works with poetic texts, soaring melodies and stirring rhythms. As a conductor and teacher, he enjoys engaging singers with humor and creativity throughout the rehearsal process to deliver a powerful and meaningful performance. Mark cherishes time with his wife and two children and works hard to prioritize that above most everything else. When time allows, he enjoys playing tennis, working in the garden, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. Dr. Patterson received his PhD in Fine Arts-Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University and Master of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as the Director of Music at Salisbury Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Virginia, where he leads a comprehensive music program for adults, youth and children.