• Austin Patty
    Austin Patty,
    Associate Professor of Music Theory

    B.A., University of Oregon
    M.A., Ph.D, Eastman School of Music
    Email: apatty@leeuniversity.edu

    Austin Patty joined the faculty of the Lee University School of Music in the fall of 2006. He received his Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music in the summer of 2006, upon completion of his doctoral dissertation, “A Theory of Pacing Scenarios with Application to Brahms’s Violin Sonatas.” Before coming to Lee, he taught as an instructor at the Eastman School of Music (2001-2005). He enjoys sharing his love for music with students and exploring with them how we, as music writers, arrangers, and performers, can create and shape music, and how music is able to move us in profound ways.

    Patty has delivered presentations at regional and national music theory conferences on metrical change, rhythm, form, and the music of Brahms. His article, “Pacing Scenarios: How Harmonic Rhythm and Melodic Pacing Influence Our Experience of Musical Climax,” appeared in the fall 2009 volume of Music Theory Spectrum (volume 31.2). As an undergraduate in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for work on his senior thesis, “Elements of Moravian Folk Music in Leos Janácek’s Second String Quartet.”

    Patty loves to take long walks, preferably on forested mountain paths, with his lovely wife, Lisa, and to play with his three children, Sylvie Anne, Lewis, and Gregory Benjamin.

Music Events Calendar

2/24
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II. co-director...
2/25
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
2/25
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
Begins at 8:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
2/26
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Come join us for an evening of enchanting Russian music with Lee University Piano Faculty Cahill Smith and cellist Heather Smith. Works by Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Myaskovsky. Pre-concert talk with...
2/27
Symphonic Band Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Symphonic Band Concert
Mark Bailey, conductor

This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.

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