• 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

9/03
Masterclass: Youngmi Kim, soprano
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Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: Youngmi Kim, soprano
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
9/03
Guest Recital: Youngmi Kim, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Recital: Youngmi Kim, soprano
South Korean soprano Dr. Youngmi Kim will give a recital with a diverse program from Baroque to Romantic repertoires on both piano and harpsichord. This concert is open to the public, free, and...
9/11
Studio Recital: Brendel Vocal Studios
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Studio Recital: Brendel Vocal Studios
This concert is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
10/01
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
10/02
Guest Artist Recital: Stephanie Tingler, soprano & Martha Thomas, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital: Stephanie Tingler, soprano & Martha Thomas, piano
Both professors at the University of Georgia, soprano Stephanie Tingler and pianist Martha Thomas will present Made in America featuring pieces by American composers and poets. This event is open to...
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