Patrick Kavanaugh

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Patrick Kavanaugh (born October 20, 1954) is a composer, conductor, and the author of many books, including Music of the Spheres (Four Brothers Publishing), The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers (Zondervan), Worship - A Way of Life (Baker Books), Raising Musical Kids (Vine Books), Music of the Great Composers (Zondervan), and Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers (Zondervan), The Music of Angels; A Listener’s Guide to Sacred Music, from Chant to Christian Rock (Loyola Press), and Devotions from the World of Music (Cook).

Since 1984, he has served as the Executive Director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship. He is also the Artistic Director of the Masterworks festival, and the conductor of the Symphony of the Lakes.

Patrick Kavanaugh's musical education includes a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music (both from the University of Maryland), and a Bachelor of Music from the Catholic University of America School of Music. He has also done extensive Post-Doctoral work in musicology, music theory, and conducting. His teachers have included Earle Brown, Conrad Bernier, Mark Wilson, and Lloyd Geisler. As a composer, he currently has eighteen compositions published by Carl Fischer Music, and licensed by Broadcast Music Incorporated. Kavanaugh has composed in a wide variety of genre, from orchestral to chamber music, from opera to electronic music.

He resides near Winona Lake, Indiana, with his wife, Barbara - a cellist.

References[edit]

• Kavanaugh, Patrick. The Story of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship. Winona Lake, IN. Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship.

• The Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship. (2006) MasterWorks Festival Brochure. Winona Lake, IN. Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Music of the Spheres. (2011) Four Brothers Publishing.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers (1992, 1996) Zondervan.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Worship – A Way of Life. (2001) Baker Books.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Raising Musical Kids. (1995) Servant Books.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Music of the Great Composers. (1993, 1996) Zondervan.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers. (1995) Zondervan.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: The Music of Angels. (1999) Loyola Press.

• Kavanaugh, Patrick: Devotions from the World of Music. (2000) Cook Publications.

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