John Patterson, music educator, will be presenting a lecture on Monday, April 8 at 4:30pm in OP 2340. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. All are welcome to attend. Topics will include:
- The importance of being involved and how to get involved professionally at the district level
- How to build a program
- How to foster camaraderie and cooperation among the art, academic, and athletic departments
- The importance of people skills and personal musicianship as an educator
John Patterson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was Director of Bands at Hickman High School from 1966 to 2000, and held the position of Director of Music for the Columbia Public Schools from 1975 to 2000. During the 2001-2002 year, Mr. Patterson served as Visiting Associate Director of Bands at MU. Presently he is the Music Director of the Columbia Community Band, having been appointed to that position in 2005.
Mr. Patterson is active as a clinician, adjudicator and conductor. His professional memberships include: the National Association for Music Education, the Missouri Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, the Missouri Bandmasters Association and the International Clarinet Association. He has served as president of both the Missouri Bandmasters Association and the Missouri Music Educators Association.
Throughout his career Mr. Patterson has performed in a wide variety of ensembles and venues, including appearances with such artists as Bob Hope, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Buddy Morrow, Buddy DeFranco, Glen Campbell, Bill Watrous, John Pizzarelli and the Temptations. He currently enjoys performing with his favorite chamber ensembles, the Roadkill Clarinet Quintet, the Flat Branch Four Clarinet Quartet and the Booneslick Saxophone Quartet.
Recognitions include: the Citation of Merit from the MU Alumni Association; Missouri Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame; Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame; Marching Mizzou Hall of Fame; University of Missouri Alumni Band Distinguished Service Award; Columbia Public Schools Outstanding Educator Award; National Federation Interscholastic Music Association Outstanding Music Educator Award; Phi Mu Alpha Orpheus Award; Missouri Arts Council 2001 Lifetime Contribution Award; and the MU College of Arts and Science 2003 Honorary Alumni Award. Mr. Patterson has been honored by the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives with resolutions recognizing his career achievements.