Performing Tuesday, June 21, 2 PM and 4 PM, Houston Baptist University
Patrick A. Scott is Assistant Organist-Choirmaster at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta, GA, where he plays for services and evensongs, accompanies the Cathedral Choir and Schola, and leads a chorister program under the standards of the Royal School of Church Music. A native of Picayune, MS, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Birmingham-Southern College where he studied with Dr. James Cook. As a student of the world-renowned organists, Drs. Judith and Gerre Hancock, Patrick earned a Master of Music in organ performance and sacred music and a Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance, both from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation at the University of Texas was on the organ works and the influences of Gerre Hancock. His other major teachers have included Betty Polk and Kathy Vail.
At the 2014 AGO national convention in Boston he was awarded both first prize and the audience prize in the AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation. While in Boston, Dr. Scott was also awarded second prize in the Schoenstein Hymn Playing Competition. He has recently recorded a new CD through the Raven label on the Æolean-Skinner organ of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, the organ formerly at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
An active recitalist and accompanist, Dr. Scott has appeared in concert and with choirs throughout the United States, as well as in France, Scotland, England, and Ireland. In 2009, Patrick was the recipient of a grant from the Bedient Organ Company and the Florence Gould Foundation to study and perform on historic instruments of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in France.
First Prize, 2014 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance
First Prize, 2014 National Competition in Organ Improvisation
Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543/II Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasy No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 101 Camille Saint-Saëns
Faneuil Hall Pamela Decker
II. Fugue: Liberty and Union Now and Forever (b. 1955)
Premiered at the 2014 AGO National Convention in Boston
Triptych on "Duke Street"
Improvisation on "Houston"
Improvisation on "Deep in the Heart of Texas"
Improvisation on a submitted theme