Dr. Patrick Dill
Dr. Patrick Dill is the newly appointed Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Voice at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches. He began his career as the assistant choir director at Alief Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. Two years later, he joined the fine arts faculty at Anderson High School in Austin, TX, as director of choirs and coordinator of AP music theory & International Baccalaureate music. During his tenure at Anderson, choirs under his direction performed at the 2004 and 2008 Southwest division conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the 2007 Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Southwest Symposium.
As a clinician, Dr. Dill has conducted several honor choirs and presented interest sessions at both the Texas Music Educators Association and Southwest MENC conventions. In 2005, he was awarded the Silver Apple Award for excellence in teaching by the CBS affiliate in Austin, KEYE News. Additionally, Dr. Dill is currently the Chancel Choir director at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches, and recently served as the resident choral artist for the Arts District Chorale in Dallas. He holds a doctoral degree in choral conducting with related fields in voice performance and early music from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Millikin University. Dr. Dill has studied choral conducting with Brad Holmes, Andrew Megill, Joe Miller, and Jerry McCoy.