Patrick Patton – artistic director recently completed seven seasons as Chorale Director with the Helena Symphony Chorale. After more than three decades, Dr. Patton recently retired as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Casper College in Wyoming. Previously, he served as Chair of the department of music and currently conducts the Casper College Collegiate Chorale, Women’s and Men’s Choirs, and the Contemporary Singers vocal jazz ensemble and teaches Voice. He directs the annual Casper College Madrigal Feast and serves as co-director of the Casper College Jazz Festival, and his choruses have performed on numerous occasions at national and regional conventions and festivals.
Dr. Patton has made over 400 appearances nationally and internationally as guest conductor, adjudicator, and workshop clinician, including performances at Lincoln Center in New York, European tours, festivals in London, Brazil, and Thailand. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and received his Bachelor of Music in Education degree from the University of Wyoming.