Kaleb Patterson

By day, Kaleb is a choral teacher at James City County Public School in Williamsburg, where he teaches ten classes on a rotating schedule. He has 200 students there over three grade levels. He prepares at least two concerts per year with those groups and is musical director for the annual musical. His musical experience also includes performing in shows at Busch Gardens for two years and three years “singing at sea” being vocal captain and a production singer on Carnival Cruise Lines.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Music and Musical Theater Performance from Oklahoma City University, where he graduated in 2011. He was an all state tenor in Missouri and performed in
many select ensembles in Missouri and Oklahoma. Kaleb’s roots are in musical performance from singing in children’s church choirs growing up to chamber ensembles in college. In working
with middle school students, he has an ability to work with singers of varying abilities and to plan concerts with music chosen to best suit those in the ensemble.

Kaleb stated that he believes in “singing with purpose”—having a reason for singing. In planning a concert, he tries to consider what he as a director and what we as an
ensemble are trying to say with our concert. The theme of his recent spring concert at Berkeley Middle School was “Human,” and he chose contrasting pieces that played into our human
experience ranging from religious music to pop. In the program, he selected specific texts from each song that he wanted the audience to focus on.

Thus, in addition to considerable musical performance experience, Kaleb has experience in planning and implementing choral programs that are centered on the people of varying
abilities in the ensemble. As a participant in Stonewall Sports, he also has focus on working together as a team.