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Patrick Taylor is currently Director of Choirs at Greenwich High School which was designated a Grammy Signature School in 2005. He is a 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Greenwich Public Schools. In 2007, he was conductor of the New York State School Music Association's Zone 10 Area All-State Chorus. In December 2008, Patrick was a guest conductor at the annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In at New York's Avery Fisher Hall.
Prior to his Greenwich tenure, Patrick held a similar position at Wilton High School for ten years after started his teaching career at Park Ridge High School in New Jersey. He received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, magna cum laude, from the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford and a Master's degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. Choirs under Patrick's direction have twice performed for the Connecticut Music Educators Association In-Service Conference and in 2006 the GHS Chamber Singers were invited to sing at the Fall Conference of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He is a proud member of the Music Educators National Conference, the American Choral Directors Association for which he currently serves as Connecticut treasurer, and the Connecticut Music Educators Association for which he has served as Western Region Director and member-at-large of the Student Affairs Commission, All-State Chorus Chair and Western Region Choir Chair.
While primarily a vocalist and conductor, Patrick has also been engaged professionally as a keyboard player and tuba player. His leisure-time musical activities include playing drum set, bass guitar and acoustic guitar at varying levels of competence and composing songs to other people's lyrics. His avocations include watching Boston Red Sox baseball, playing ice hockey, collecting vintage (1936-1972) Life Magazines, and reading non-fiction.
Patrick resides in Danbury with his wife, Patty (Director of Choirs at Brewster (NY) High School), her daughter Gabriela, and their beloved eighteen-pound cat, Scooter.