Location: Illinois, USA
Co-director since 1995 of the Vermont-based non-profit Village Harmony & its professional touring ensemble, Northern Harmony, Patty is currently living in Chicago, IL. She also co-leads the community world music choir Boston Harmony (founded in 2005) as well as the newly-formed Brooklyn World Music Chorus. Patty is an energetic, dynamic workshop leader and choral director and is internationally-renowned for her expertise in teaching Corsican, Georgian and South African music. She has edited and published two volumes of traditional South African choral music for SATB choir--the teaching dvd/songbook series, The Folk Rhythm--as well as two book/cds of Georgian folk songs for 3-part choir. Patty is currently collaborating with Mollie Stone and the Chicago Children's Choir on a series of teaching DVD publications for childrens' choirs, the first volumes of which (South African SATB and Georgian 3-part arrangements) are expected to be published in late 2012.