Patrick O'Shea, D.M.A.
Music - Professor
Saint Yon's Hall, SY150 |
Campus Box: #1447
(507) 457-1598 | email@example.com
Dr. Patrick M. O’Shea joined the faculty of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 1997, and serves as Professor of Music and Director of Choirs. He teaches voice, as well as classes in vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, and music history, and directs the auditioned 65-voice Concert Choir and the select Chamber Singers. Under his direction, the Chamber Singers have performed throughout the United States and Europe. He holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Music from Arizona State University, the Master of Music degree in Choral Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va. His composition teachers have included the late Russell Woollen, as well as Thomas Fredrickson and Randall Shinn. He has served frequently as a clinician and adjudicator, and is increasingly commissioned to write new works, particularly for choral and chamber music ensembles. Dr. O’Shea is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, American Composers Forum, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. His biography appears in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Patrick and his wife, soprano Lindsy O'Shea (adjunct Music Department faculty) reside in Winona with their five children - four girls and a boy. The O'Sheas are parish members of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona. They enjoy Winona's natural beauty, visiting family in the Twin Cities area (Lindsy) and summer trips to Massachusetts (Patrick's family). Patrick's other interests include Irish history, genealogy, and heraldry.