PATTI GRAETZ has been named artistic director and principal conductor of ProMusica Arizona Chorale and Orchestra. Graetz has been with ProMusica Arizona since 2015, initially as assistant conductor and conductor of the Women in Song vocal ensemble. In addition to being a conductor, Graetz is a soprano, and has sung leading roles with companies including Houston Grand Opera and Arizona Opera. Graetz was head of vocal departments at the Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics in 2003 and at the Arizona School for the Arts from 1998 to 2002. She was director of music at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Phoenix from 1995 to 2004. Before that, she was director of music at Scottsdale Presbyterian Church. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she was a soloist in the Concordia Choir. In Australia, Graetz was a featured soloist with Australian Music Events, sang recitals and concerts, was vocal teacher for the Opera Scholars Australia young-artist program, and was conductor of the Murray Conservatorium Choir and the Murray Conservatorium Youth Choir. Graetz has sung for many years with choral organizations in Arizona.
Posted May 24, 2019