Patti Drennan earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music Education degree at the University of Oklahoma. She was the Choral Director at Norman West Mid-High School for 22 years and 6 years at Norman High School, where she retired in 2004. During that time she was voted West Mid-High “Teacher of the Year” and in 2004 the Oklahoma Choral Director’s Association she was awarded the “Director of Distinction.”
An active composer and arranger, Patti has over 200 choral octavos and scripture songs published with Shawnee Press, Alfred and other publishers. For the last several years, she has been a recipient of an ASCAP Standard Award for composers. She frequently serves as a church and school clinician, and has presented sessions at the Texas Music Educators Convention, as well as Composer Weekends for numerous churches. Patti directs both in and out-of-state music festivals and serves as a music contest adjudicator.
In addition to writing and workshops, Patti now serves as Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Norman First Baptist Church. She is married to husband, Jim, and they have two grown children, Emily and Adam.
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