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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Patti Yvonne Edwards, associate professor of music, joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2003. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Mars Hill College, a master's degree in vocal performance, a graduate diploma in vocal chamber music from Saint Louis Conservatory and a doctorate in vocal performance from the University of North Texas.
She has appeared and/or performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Brevard and Transylvania Symphonies, the Charleston Opera Company, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Unlimited and the Texas Gilbert and Sullivan Company.
In 2004, she performed recitals of American music and taught master classes at the Janacek Conservatory in Brno, Slovakia. She is among a select group of Americans who have performed at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Brno.
Edwards spent two years with the new music ensemble, Synchronia, and has appeared on the St. Louis Symphony Chamber Series, the Concordia Arts Series and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Before joining the music faculty at Coastal, she taught at Bemidji State University in Minnesota, Charleston Southern University, the College of Charleston and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas.
She recently presented her research on Luciano Berio at the Mid-Atlantic Regional College Music Society meeting at George Mason University.