Patton, Willard was born on May 26, 1853 in Milford, Maine, United States. Son of Daniel Hall and Elizabeth (Jones) Patton.
Graduate high school, Bangor, Maine, 1870. Studied under private tutors 3 years. Studied music with Solon Wilder, Frederick Davenport, James Whitney, Dudley Buck, etc.
Organized Handel Association, Bangor, 1874. Produced first operetta, The Gallant Garroter, 1881. Director music, Hamline U., 1886-1889.
Produced “La Fianza” (light opera), Minneapolis, 1890, “Isaiah” (oratorio), 1897. Organized Philharmonic Club and conducted same, 1897-1901. Founder, 1912, and director School of Vocal Art, Minneapolis.
Composer: Studio Fancies (song album). Wabunheim Blossoms (song album). Usona (festival cantata).
Summer (chaminade); part song, The Call of Spring. Home: Minneapolis, Minn.