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  • Composer of The Year at Carnegie Hall through the Classical Recording Foundation
  • League of American Orchestra/New Music USA Music Alive! Composer-In-Residence
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Grammy® Ballot, Scorpion Tales, Six Mallet MarimbaThe Book of Goddesses
  • The Book of Goddesses voted Top 10 favorite piece by NPR’s Best Music
  • Yaddo, MacDowell and Copland House Fellowships

Vibrantly scored… his music often seems to shimmer. One is struck by the lustrous quality Paterson evokes...
— New Music Box
There’s Schumannian drama and melancholy in the song cycle “CAPTCHA” that opens this beautiful, witty and sometimes utterly desolate collection of vocal works.
— The New York Times
A New Eaarth was an amazingly colorful tone poem... the music was beautifully crafted.
— Times Argus
Creative powers working on a higher plane.
— The Buffalo News