Patricia Morehead

Patricia Morehead

Patricia Morehead, Composer and Oboist, is the Founder and former Artistic Director of CUBE Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. She is past president of the International Alliance of Women in Music and American Women Composers Midwest, and organized the latter’s fifth anniversary year featuring the music of African-American women composers in two concerts at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. She made her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1977 and has concertized actively in Brazil, Canada, Europe, China, and the USA. Recent works include commissions from the Arbitrio for the Double Reed Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a saxophone quartet for the Italian group Donne in Sax, a chorus and orchestra work for the Lutheran School of Theology, and a solo harpsichord piece written for Amercian virtuoso Jory Vinicour who lives in France. During 2004-5 she composed “Cityscape” for orchestra, premiered by the Chicago Businessman’s Orchestra and later recorded by the Czech Philharmonic, and “Salome Gives Seven Explanations for a Kiss”, premiered by CUBE with soprano Michelle Areyzaga. Ms. Morehead studied composition at The University of Chicago with Ralph Shapey, John Eaton, and Shulamit Ran. She recently retired from her positions on the adjunct faculty of Columbia College, Chicago, and Dominican University, River Forest, and she was for 17 years leader of the Composers Forum at the Merit School of Music.