• 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

2/21
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
2/22
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Jacqueln Culpepper, soprano, has performed more than 85 roles in opera, oratorio, and solo concert tours. "She sings the lights out." (Charlotte Observer)

Tickets are...
2/23
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Begins at 2:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano, has performed more than 85 roles in opera, oratorio, and solo concert tours. "She sings the lights out." (Charlotte Observer)

Tickets are...
2/23
The ConsulOpera Production
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
The ConsulOpera Production
Tickets are required for this event and are available at the Dixon Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 3p to 6p one week prior to the concert. The Box office can be reached by calling...
2/24
The ConsulOpera Production
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
The ConsulOpera Production
Tickets are required for this event and are available at the Dixon Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 3p to 6p one week prior to the concert. The Box office can be reached by calling...
View all events »