• Patty Austin
    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

12/02
Classic Christmas
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Classic Christmas

Celebrating its 29th year, this festive celebration of Christmas music features a variety of Lee University School of Music performers and guests.<p>

The event is free and open to the...

12/04
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Faculty Brass Quintet
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
12/13
Lessons & Carols
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols
The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion join together to present a service of lessons and carols, uniting Biblical lessons relating to Christ’s birth with beautiful Christmas...
1/14
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

TBD
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
1/15
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
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