Charles Patterson received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. While studying at Georgia Southern University, Charles studied horn with Dr. Stephanie Furry Mason, principal horn with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. He also studied orchestral conducting with Maestro Adrian Gnam, former conductor of the Macon Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Southern Symphony, and Eugene Symphony Orchestra.
In August 2016, Charles was appointed the Music Director of the Effingham Community Orchestra in Rincon, GA. The Orchestra, comprised of high school to elder adult musicians, performs orchestral and wind band repertoire in 3 to 4 concerts a year.
On July 11, 2017, Charles was awarded first place in the International Conductor's Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA. Click here to view official press release and click here to view Savannah news article.
In June of 2018, Charles guest conducted on a concert for the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra in Lawrenceville, GA.
On January 21, 2019, Charles was again declared a winner in the International Conductor's Workshop and Competition in Atlanta, GA. Click here to view official press release.
Charles received his Master's Degree in Music Education at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA in Spring 2020.
In August 2020, Charles will begin his Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.