Patricia Connors, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music and Theater at St. Kate's, conducts the Women's Choir and the St. Catherine Choral Society, as well as providing music direction for the annual musical. She has studied with conducting masters Don V Moses, Julius Herford and Helmuth Rilling. Dr. Connors has served as guest conductor/clinician for choral festivals including the Indiana All State Women's Choir, the Minnesota Community College Honor Choir, Star of the North Chamber Choir Festival, the Drake Choir Festival and the Marquette Chorus Festival. Her research has involved 18th century Venetian composers, with a particular interest in the music of the ospedali. She is the editor of Miserere mei, a work in 6 movements for women's voices and string orchestra by Johann Adoph Hasse (Alliance Publ., Sinsinawa, WI) and Magnificat a 4 “da capella” by Baldassare Galuppi (Paraclete Press).
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1987
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, High Distinction, 1980
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, Summa Cum Laude, 1976
Minnesota Public Radio. (2015). Selected as a guest for the radio show "Music of Minnesotans," hosted by Steve Staruch.
Connors, P. (2003). "Miserere Mei, by J. A. Hasse (Choral/orchestral music)," Sinsinawa, WI, Alliance Publications
Connors, P. (2012). "Opus Prize Ceremonial performances." Opus Prize Awards presentations
Connors, P. (2012). "Igniting Imagination in Rehearsal Through Movement, Imagery and Exploration." ACDA North Central Division Convention