Anne L. Patterson
Anne Patterson, Professor of Music at Fairmont State University, began her career as an Elementary Music Specialist and later established a school of music in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Education and Music History, directed Graduate Studies in Music, and has been a strong advocate for undergraduate research and writing. In addition, she served 13 years in academic administration and two years in Fairmont State’s Foundation.
In recent years, she has focused on teaching students in majors other than Music, with Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher as her assignment. In this role, she established relationships with local classroom teachers and after-school programs to support her teaching of Elementary Education majors. She works closely with the conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Grant Cooper, in an annual series of activities built around the orchestra’s programming.
As a teacher, she has been nominated numerous times for awards. She enjoys, and participates regularly in, cross-disciplinary collaboration. She sings in church and community choirs and recently played the role of the Baroness Frankenstein in a radio play version of Frankenstein.
She has served The College Music Society in a number of capacities, including Treasurer of the Society, President of the South Central Region, founding Chair of the Committees on Mentoring and Academic Citizenship, and CMS Fund treasurer. At present she is a member of the Society’s Finance Committee and the Advisory Committee on Music in General Studies.