Patricia J. Schrock, a native of Millersburg, Indiana, is an organist, accompanist, harpsichordist and teacher. Ms. Schrock, since 2006, serves as the Director of Music at the Church of the Epiphany in Richmond. At Epiphany she plans the liturgies, accompanies and directs various choirs, and plays numerous masses. Before arriving in Richmond she spent ten years at Holy Trinity Church in Washington D.C. Ms. Schrock oversaw the renovation of the historic 1925 E.M. Skinner organ in the main church and the installation of the tracker action organ by Visser & Associates in the chapel. Ms. Schrock currently serves as the accompanist for Temple Or Ami in Richmond and has a private organ/piano studio.
An active performer in the greater Washington area she recently performed the Poulenc and Stephen Paulus organ concerti to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the historic E.M. Skinner organ at Holy Trinity. Ms. Schrock has toured internationally with choirs to England, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, Spain and France, performing in famous venues on some of the most prominent organs in Europe.
Ms. Schrock received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Goshen College and her Master of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. She did post-graduate work at Arizona State studying organ with Robert Clark and harpsichord with John Metz. She also studied piano with Marvin Blickenstaff, and organ with Gail Walton and Craig Cramer.
She is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. As a past Dean of the Washington DC chapter and the DCAGO Foundation Board she currently chairs the New Organists Development Scholarship Committee for the Richmond AGO Chapter. Ms. Schrock joined the Richmond Women’s Chorus in October as their accompanist.