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Patricia Morehead: Biography

Patricia Morehead
1940 -
Region: Ontario

Patricia Morehead

Composer, oboist, and teacher Patricia Morehead is the founder of CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. She holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music (B.M. in oboe) and The University of Chicago (Ph.D. in composition) and diplomas from the Royal Toronto Conservatory of Music (Canada), the Conservatoire National de Musique (Paris, France) and the Accademia Chigiana (Siena, Italy). She has concertized as an oboist in North and South America, Europe and Asia. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1977, and she has commissioned and premiered more than 60 works written for her family of oboes. Morehead has been the recipient of more than forty commissions and several "Meet the Composer” grants,. She was commissioned by North/South Consonance (2009) for Disquieted Souls (English horn solo with double quintet of strings and winds) that she premiered in New York City in June 2009. In July 2009 her Three Icons of the Feminine Divine (oboe, English horn, contraforte and piano) was premiered at the International Double Reed Conference (Birmingham, England). Her composition Prairie Portraits was premiered by Caroline Hove of the LA Philharmonic in Muncie, IN at her English horn workshop. She is on the faculty of Dominican University and Columbia College Chicago. Patricia is Associate of the Canadian Music Centre and some of her works are published by Jeanné, Inc. One of her most recent compositions for solo harpsichord was released on CD by Sono Luminus, preformed by Jory Vinikour.

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