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Dr. Myron Patterson holds the Doctor of Sacred Music degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation and is also a Foundation Fellow. He has held organist and choir director positions in numerous churches both in Canada and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia; the Master of Music in Organ and Church Music from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; the ATCL in piano pedagogy and LTCL in organ performance from Trinity College of Music, London, England; and the ARCCO (CHM) diplomas in organ and choir training from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Toronto, Canada. His teachers have included Beal Thomas, Professor Hugh McLean, Richard Enright, and Wolfgang Rübsam; he has also studied improvisation in master classes with French organists Naji Hakim and Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet. Patterson's research interests lie in the areas of Baroque organ music performance practice and the church music of Tudor England.

Dr. Patterson has performed with the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra, he also founded and directed The Canterbury Singers which received critical acclaim and for many years was recognized as Utah's premier chamber choir. He has served as Dean of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is in demand as a workshop presenter and has given workshops and lectures for organizations such as the American Guild of Organists, The Music Library Association, the Episcopal Diocese of Utah and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. Dr. Patterson has been an adjudicator for numerous competitions and has served as an examiner for the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Patterson has performed recitals in the United States, Canada, Germany and his native England. More information can be found at his web site: www.myronpatterson.com. 


Adult Choir sings regularly for the Sunday morning 10:30am Mass and is open to adults and high school students. New singers are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights from 7:30-9:00pm with a warm-up practice at 9:45am before Mass on Sunday mornings.