Patty graduated with a MFA in May 2013 from The Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYUʼs Tisch School of the Arts as a composer/lyricist. She brings her experience as a jazz pianist to her compositions holding a BFA from The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, as well as an in depth understanding of classical music having studied for four years at The Longy Conservatory of Music in Cambridge, MA. Her music is firmly founded in these traditions while being uniquely her own. She is currently working on a musical with playwright, Caroline Prugh based on her Memoir. She composed the music for a One Act musical entitiled; “Re-igniting Embers, A guide to the Art of Sparking Romanti-Sexual Passion” with Bookwriter / Lyricist Benjamin Halstead. She is the composer of the musical “Jericho” written with Kendell Pinkney which had a reading in April 2013. Her music was used in “Fly Fishing in Russia” as thematic music for a spy drama- television pilot in 2009. Patty’s song, “My Father’s Song”, an instrumental composition, won first place at theThe West Coast Songwriter’s International Songwriting competition in 2006. Her song “Say a Prayer” was recorded by Bobby McFerrin’s vocal group “Voicestra” in 1991 by singer Rhiannon on her album entitled “Toward Home”. She wrote and directed the music for “How the Children of Noah’s Ark Got Their Feet Wet” staged by the Contra Cost Community College in Richmond, CA.