A Minnesota native, Patricia has been creating music since childhood. For many years she composed and published choral music and now also writes for handbells and other instruments. In addition to listings in the catalogs of several publishers, she also self-publishes.
Patricia has BA, BS, and MA music degrees from the University of Minnesota and has done further study with Alice Parker. She was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honorary Society. Her compositions received awards from the NY Conductors Club, First United Methodist Church, the Twin Cites Church Musicians Association, and the Minnesota Composers Forum.
Patricia has served churches in the Twin Cities area as Director of Music, Handbell and Choir Director, and Organist. Earlier in her career she taught Elementary Classroom Music and has worked with seniors as a Music Therapist.