MFA in Music Composition

August 2016 Chatham Baroque / Visiting Ensemble

Chatham Baroque

Founded in 1990, Chatham Baroque continues to excite local, national, and international audiences with dazzling technique and lively interpretations of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music played on instruments of the period. The ensemble offers audiences the opportunity to hear baroque music that is accessible and thrillingly vivid, with a freshness akin to improvisational jazz. 

Andrew Fouts, baroque violin

Andrew Fouts joined Chatham Baroque in 2008. In performance with the ensemble he has been noted for his “mellifluous sound and sensitive style” (Washington Post) and as “an extraordinary violinist” who exhibits “phenomenal control”(Bloomington Herald-Times), while the Lincoln Journal-Star wrote that his “talent challenges the top soloists of today’s classical stage.”

Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba

Patricia Halverson holds a doctoral degree in Early Music Performance Practice from Stanford University. After completing her graduate work, she studied in the Netherlands at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She is a founding member of Chatham Baroque and has been instrumental in raising the level of baroque chamber music performance in the Pittsburgh area.

Scott Pauley, theorbo, lute & baroque guitar

Scott Pauley holds a doctoral degree in Early Music Performance Practice from Stanford University. Before settling in Pittsburgh in 1996 to join Chatham Baroque, he lived in London for five years, where he studied with Nigel North at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There he performed with various early music ensembles, including the Brandenburg Consort, The Sixteen, and Florilegium.