Triennial Meeting 2018 Musician

Dr. Linda Patterson holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Organ Performance from the University of Houston, where she was a member of the Honors College. She did additional graduate study in Nonprofit Administration.

She received two fellowships from the Belgian government to study in Mechelen, Belgium, first with Organist/Composer Flor Peeters and finally in an international master class and competition in his memory, competing on Radio Europe. She completed her doctoral studies (DMA) in Organ Performance, Sacred Music Emphasis at the University of Texas Austin, where she studied with Drs. Gerre and Judith Hancock.

She has served as the Organist/Music Director of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham, Texas since 1994, and as Chair of the Diocese of Texas Music Commission since 2003, organizing camp sessions, choral festivals and a choral performance for Texas Day at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. At St. Peter’s, she leads a comprehensive music program for toddlers through adults including youth and adult choirs and a recital series.

Active as a teacher, accompanist, and organist, she has performed, taught, and accompanied for national and regional gatherings in Texas and in other states, including a recital at the Round Top Festival Institute. She is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Patterson presented a scholarly paper and a workshop at the American Guild of Organists’ Convention in 2014.

The mother of three, she lives in Round Top, Texas with her husband and youngest daughter.