Pat Brown was born and raised in Texas, in and around Austin and Round Rock. She is a true Southern woman at heart. Pat remained in the area where she grew up to attend the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate studies. She received a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition in 1973 and went on to obtain a Master of Music Degree with a double concentration in voice and composition from Midwestern State University in 1975. During that time, Pat traveled to the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria for summer studies. She then continued her studies and received a Masters of Arts degree from Texas Women's University in Denton, where she studied vocal pedagogy with Joan Wall and piano performance with Dr. David Yeomans.
Pat has taught private voice and piano lessons since 1968. She has taught in her home, as well as for various school districts, including Burleson ISD. Pat has assisted choral directors through accompanying, arranging music, and researching teaching techniques for sight-reading and vocal production.
Pat has taught a wide range of students, varying in age and skill level. During her years at TWU, she taught college level music theory as a graduate assistant. She also designed music programs for A Bar Z private school in Austin, and wrote materials for teaching students from ages 18months to 12 years.
Not only is Pat a great teacher, but she is also a wonderful performer! She was a member of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus from 1977-1984. She is now a member of the E. Clyde Whitlock Club.
Pat is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Piano Guild, the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and Metroplex Music Teachers Association.
Some of Pat's interests are workshops in Neuro Linguistic Programming (study of how the mind works), reading (especially where applicable to teaching), opera, and musical theater.