Pat’s newest work, Metropolis for full orchestra, premiered

Pat’s newest work, Metropolis for orchestra, was premiered by the Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra (formerly the Chicago Businessmans’ Orchestra), which commissioned the work. The premiere took place under the baton of music director Russell Vinick on Sunday, November 13, 2011, in Gottlieb Hall of the Merit School of Music in Chicago. For information on the orchestra, visit their web site at

Pat Morehead to work with Chamber Opera Chicago

Pat will be orchestrating arrangements of period works for Chamber Opera Chicago’s September production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Barbara Landis, artistic director.

Sempre un giorno nuovo

Soprano Henriët Fourie

Pat’s newest composition –“Sempre un giorno nuovo” — was just premiered in Chicago by soprano Henriët Fournie (the performance can be seen on Youtube). The work is based on a poem written in Italian by Cathy Ann Elias, who teaches at DePaul University and who has been a finalist in several poetry competitions in Italy. “Sempre un giorno nuovo” is a rather dark poem and Pat reflects this mood in her setting.

Pat speaks at Medieval conference

Pat presented “From the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First Century on being a Composer” at the conference of the International Society of Medieval Music held May 13-15, 2011 at the University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, for the Hildegard von Bingen Society. She has given this popular presentation on several other occasions in the recent past.

Music of Pat Morehead featured in school production

Portions of Pat Morehead’s Disquieted Souls and Conversations were used during the imaginative stage production of Alice at the Walter Payton College Prep, Chicago, February 2011. The director, Kerry Catlin, had heard the works when they were performed on WFMT by CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

Athens Saxophone Quartet performs Morehead “Event Horizon”

Pat’s Event Horizon for saxophone quartet was performed on April 8, 2011 by the Athens Saxophone Quartet at the Society of Composers Region VI Conference 2011 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. Pat also presented a paper on Ralph Shapey’s rhythmic practice at the conference.

A new decade for Pat!

Pat is celebrating her 70th birthyear! Four of her works were performed by CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble in a broadcast on WFMT on January 24, 2011. The pieces performed (click on the name to hear the performance): Music for an Abandoned Warehouse, Alaskan Songs, Conversations, and Disquieted Souls.