Patrick Kreeger

Patrick K.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
High School, College
With over fifteen years of teaching experience, Patrick is a sought after teacher hired by numerous students and festivals, including Curtis Institute of Music's Young Artist Summer Program and The Juilliard School. He has taught all ages and all levels, and specializes in preparing students for college auditions and competitions. He has also taught the A.P. Music Theory course to several students, all earning excellent (4-5) exam scores. Students can expect a kind and fair teacher who wants students to take away something new from each lesson.

About Patrick K.

Giving his Carnegie Hall debut at age 17, Patrick Kreeger has established himself as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “elegantly detailed phrasing,” as well as having “a lot to offer beyond the organ console,” he maintains a versatile career as a pianist, organist, and choral conductor.

Patrick has performed in many distinguished venues around the world, including: Benaroya Hall (Seattle, WA), Meymandi Symphony Hall (Raleigh, NC), Verizon Hall (Philadelphia, PA), Bulgaria Hall (Sofia, Bulgaria), Cook Hall (St. John’s, Newfoundland), Peterborough Cathedral (U. K.), Musée d’Augustins (Toulouse, France), Kunsten Museum (Aalborg, Denmark), as well as numerous other venues in the U. S., U. K., France, Italy, Israel, and Bulgaria. He gave his symphonic debut in April 2008, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s first piano concerto with the North Carolina Symphony and has also been guest soloist with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra, Virginia Beach Symphony, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, and the SUNY-Purchase Conservatory Orchestra.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Kreeger has pursued higher education at three institutions. At age 18, he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied organ and piano with Alan Morrison and Susan Starr, respectively. He then received the Robert Baker scholarship to attend Yale University, where he earned his master’s degree and sacred music certificate under Martin Jean. Patrick subsequently was a C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he studied with Paul Jacobs and earned the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. Patrick has served as the Associate Organist at New York City’s historic Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church since 2015. Additionally, he is on the music theory faculty at The Juilliard School and serves on the conducting faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music’s Young Artist Summer Program.


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Music Theory Faculty
Sep 2019 - Present

The Juilliard School

Teach undergraduate music theory courses.

Associate Organist
Jul 2015 - Present

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Conducting Faculty
Jul 2014 - Present

Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest

Lead the 100+ member student choir, teach choral conducting, lead courses in music history, and coach chamber music groups.

Director of Music and Organist
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Cheshire United Methodist Church

Director of Music and Organist
Sep 2008 - Jul 2013

Leverington Presbyterian Church


Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2015 - Apr 2020

The Juilliard School

Master of Music
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Yale University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2008 - May 2013

The Curtis Institute of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Certificate of Sacred Music
Jun 2015

Yale University Institute of Sacred Music


Richard F. French Doctoral Prize
May 2020

The Juilliard School

Margot Fassler Prize
May 2015

Yale University

C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellowship
Apr 2015

The Juilliard School

Robert Baker Prize
May 2014

Yale University

Robert Baker Fellowship
Apr 2013

Yale University


Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2004
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
American Guild of Organists
Jan 2002
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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