Biography

Aaron Patterson, from Philadelphia, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018 and studies organ with Alan Morrison. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Mr. Patterson is the Charles and Judith Freyer Annual Fellow.

Mr. Patterson won first place at the 2017 Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition and the 2016 West Chester University International Organ Competition. He is a recipient of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Memorial Scholarship from the American Guild of Organists and the Bart Pitman Memorial Music Scholarship from the Delaware Valley Music Club.

Mr. Patterson has appeared as a soloist with the Olney Symphony Orchestra and has performed at the Kimmel Center’s Organ Day and the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Spring Concert. In the summers, he has attended the Philadelphia Young Artists Camp, Summer @ Eastman High School Organ Academy, and the Organ Institute at the Oregon Bach Festival. He has been an organ scholar at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, Pa., an assistant Wanamaker Grand Court organist, and an occasional recitalist at Boardwalk Hall.

Mr. Patterson began his musical studies with the piano at age four and previously studied organ with Dennis Elwell. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and bible study.