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Patti Drennan earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Music Education degree at the University of Oklahoma. She taught Choral Music for twenty-eight years in Norman Public Schools, the first twenty years at West Mid-High School, where she was voted “Teacher of the Year”, and eight years at Norman High School (OK). In 2004, she was awarded the coveted “Director of Distinction Award” given by OCDA.
An active composer and arranger, Patti has over 700 choral octavos, piano and piano/vocal books published with ten major publishers. She has served as a clinician for school and church workshops in 22 states and 3 times in Canada. She has been guest director at numerous "Composer Weekends" and has adjudicated choral contests in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
Patti retired in 2004 in order to compose and serve as a clinician and reading session presenter for her publishers. She served for ten years as Music and Worship Arts Director at First Baptist Church, Norman. She is married and has two grown children and a precious grandson. Patti regularly sings with the OKC “Ambassador’s Concert Choir” and enjoys spending time recording and performing with her daughter and son-in-law in numerous symphonic performances.
Visit Patti's website at www.pattidrennan.com.