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composer , educator

Andy James Patterson, American educator, composer. award named in his honor Theta Lambda chapter Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia at Hardin-Simmons University; award orchestral composition Texas Composers League Competition Contest, 1969; award Cullen Foundation, 1980, research and creativity award, 1984; award Theta Lambda chapter 1979).

Background

Patterson, Andy James was born on February 20, 1929 in Gordon, Texas, United States. Son of Andrew Ebenezer and Ida Kate (Fulferi) Patterson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Music, Texas Christian University, 1948, Master of Music, 1951. Doctor of Music, Florida State University, 1969.

Career

Administrative assistant to dean fine arts, instructor music Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1948-1951, 53-56. Graduate assistant music Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1956-1958. Assistant professor music Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1967-1968.

Assistant professor music Georgia Teachers College, Statesboro, 1958-1959. Member faculty Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, since 1959, associate professor music, 1959-1969, professor, since 1969, chairman department theory and composition, since 1959, acting dean School Music, 1981, also chairman graduate studies in music. Ruling elder First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer large works for orchestra, sonatas, songs and choral works, piano and organ works, concerti for various instruments, others. 151 compositions printed in 30 vols. in Smith Music Library. Compositions performed in the United States, Canada, England, France, Austria, Germany, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Australia.

      2 compositions listed with Shakespeare Music Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Membership

Member faculty Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, since 1959, associate professor music, 1959-1969, professor, since 1969, chairman department theory and composition, since 1959, acting dean School Music, 1981, also chairman graduate studies in music. Ruling elder First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene. Served with Army of the United States, 1951-1953.

Andy J. Patterson award named in his honor Theta Lambda chapter Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia at Hardin-Simmons University. Member American Society University Composers, American Music Center, Inc., American Association of University Professors (chapter president 1964-1966), National Association College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Southeastern Composers League, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia (province governor 1962-1966.

Connections

Married Beverly Jane Shaw, January 25, 1963. Children– Andy James, Michael, Philip.

father:
Andrew Ebenezer Patterson

mother:
Ida Kate (Fulferi) Patterson

spouse:
Beverly Jane Shaw

children:
Andy James Patterson

Michael Patterson

Philip Patterson