Patricia  Wright

Sessional Teaching Staff: Keyboard, Organ

B.F.A. & M.F.A. (Carnegie-Mellon), M.M.A. & D.M.A. (Yale) FRCCO (HON), FSICM (HON)


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Patricia Wright

Cross Appointments

Master of Sacred Music degree program, Emmanuel College of Victoria University

Keyboard

Biographical Note

Dr. Patricia Wright has been Director of Music and Organist at Metropolitan since 1986, having held church positions in New Haven and Ottawa and teaching appointments at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University In Kingston. In September of 2010, she was covenanted as a Congregational Designated Minister of Music, a first in the United Church of Canada.

She earned degrees in organ performance from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, with additional studies in France with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Langlais. Dr. Wright has been heard in recital in Canada, the United States, and Europe including the premiere performance of The Toronto Organ Series for the International Congress of Organists in Montreal in 1993.

A founding member of the United Church of Canada Association of Musicians, Dr. Wright is a past national president of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and holds an honorary Fellowship from the RCCO and also from the Summer Institute of Church Music.  Recently, in collaboration with poet Patricia Orr, she released a CD recording Bach in Time: Let There Be Beauty.She has served as a workshop presenter and adjudicator in Canada and the United States and has co-lead two tours of historic organs of Germany.

In 2017, Dr. Wright served as a juror in the preliminary round of the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal and will serve as an international juror in the final round of the 2020 CIOC. 

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