Heather McKenzie Patterson


Adjunct Professor of Voice

Heather PattersonSoprano Heather McKenzie Patterson is one of St. Louis' up-and-coming performing artists and teachers. Since arriving in 2010, she has appeared with a wide range of Saint Louis ensembles, including the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus, the Bach Society of Saint Louis, Webster University Symphony Orchestra, Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Manchester United Methodist Choirs and Orchestra. This spring she can be seen performing with Winter Opera in the St. Louis premiere of The Ballad of Baby Doe. Recent operatic engagements have included Yum-Yum in The Mikado (The Beacon St. Louis), Musetta in La Boheme and Frasquita in Carmen (Arbor Opera Theater), and Nella in Gianni Schicchi (Michigan State Opera Theatre). Ms. Patterson currently serves on the voice faculties of Webster University in Saint Louis and Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. She received a Master of Music in vocal performance from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and psychology from Furman University. An experienced teacher, she has held private voice studios in Central Florida, Lansing, Michigan, and currently in Saint Louis. She has led master classes in high schools in Florida and Michigan, and has served as adjudicator for various talent competitions in both Florida and in the Saint Louis area. She currently studies with Christine Armistead.