B.M. (Birmingham-Southern); M.M. (Peabody)
Patsy B. Wade
Adjunct Artist Teacher of Piano
Student of Delores Howard, Sam Howard, Enid Katahn. Master classes/coaching sessions/performances with Dalton Baldwin, Clara O'Brien, Barbara Honn, Ruth Golden, Robert Harris, Darryl Taylor, and composers Libby Larsen, David Burge, Rhian Samuel, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, Kenton Coe, Frederic Goossen, Seymour Barab, Persis Vehar, and Elizabeth Vercoe.
Solo, chamber music, collaborative artist performances sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Institute for the Arts, Community Arts Associations (South and Midwest U.S), NATS Regional and National Associations, Allied Artists Management. Recitals/Concert appearances: WGBH Boston, PBS, NPR, International Congress of Women in Music, National Gallery of Art, Studio C Nashville, Quad Cities Arts Series (Iowa), Chapel at Ground Zero/NY, two concert season tours (Midwest) "An Evening of American Music" (saxophone/piano-Neal Ramsay Duo), 30-year collaboration as pianist with Sharon Mabry, Mezzo Soprano; pianist for thirty-two summer concert tours across U.S. with teenage youth choirs, Brentwood United Methodist Church, performing traditional choral anthem repertoire as well as staged musical productions. Vocal coach/accompanist operas: Marriage of Figaro/Mozart, A Perfect Plan/Barab, George Sand and...Chopin?/Vehar, Street Scene/Kurt Weill, and Gianni Schicchi. Hundreds of solo and collaborative concerts with guest artists, faculty colleagues, and students throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. Member Sigma Alpha Iota "Friend of the Arts." Member of faculty: George Peabody College for Teachers 1971-72; Blair Academy of Peabody College 1972-1980; Austin Peay State University Guest Artist since 1975-faculty appointment 1997-2007; Belmont University since 2006. Blair School of Music since 1972.