Pianist Patrice Newman specializes in chamber music and art song. Performances include appearances in New York at the Riverside Church, Hudson Highlands Music Festival, Peconic Chamber Orchestra, a Weill Recital Hall chamber music debut as a winner of the Artists International competition and as co-director of Chamber Music Mystic. Most recently, Patrice co-founded Lucience, trio for piano and winds, making its debut at Wesleyan University in 2021. Other New England chamber music appearances with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, Cassatt Quartet and Worcester Chamber Music Society. CDs on the BMOPSound label include Lukas Foss’ The Prairie and Dominick Argento’s Jonah and the Whale with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and The Providence Singers. Patrice holds degrees in collaborative piano from the Hartt School/University of Hartford and in solo piano from Boston University, where she won the Piano Performance Award. She also studied at the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, Kneisel Hall summer chamber music program and in New York with noted American solo pianist Grant Johanessen. A former collaborative pianist at the Mannes College of Music, Patrice has served on the piano faculty and as a performing artist at Connecticut College since 2009. As a dedicated teacher of all ages, Patrice also taught at the Roosa School of Music in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently on the music faculty at St. George’s School in Newport, RI. To view performances on YouTube, search ‘Connecticut College Faculty Showcase Patrice Newman’.
Patrice teaches on Wednesdays.