Bachelor of Arts Music, Texas Christian University, 1948, Master of Music, 1951. Doctor of Music, Florida State University, 1969.
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 of faculty Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas,1959-—, associate professor music, 1959-1969, professor, since 1969, department chairman theory and composition, since 1959, acting dean School Music, 1981, also chairman graduate studies in music Ruling elder First Central Presbyterian Church, Abilene.
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, Incorporated., 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.
Married Beverly Jane Shaw, January 25, 1963. Children– Andy James, Michael, Philip.