Universities, colleges, and festivals where Paterson has lectured on his music, his life as a composer, and has given presentations on career success outside academia.

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The students got a lot out of your talks and masterclass... I’m also glad we got to program a few of your other pieces—wish we could have done more!
— Jason Haney, Professor, Composition, James Madison University
Robert’s presentation on “Career Success Outside Academia” was energetic, engaging, and highly relevant for our students.
— Peggy E. Bruns, Interim Director, Entrepreneurship Center for Music at University of Colorado Boulder
‘Twas great to have you here! I think that the kids really got a lot out of you and your career path/story.
— Keith Fitch, Head, Composition Department, The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Atlantic Music Festival
  • Augustana College
  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • College Music Society (CMS) Northeast Chapter (Featured Speaker)
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Danbury Music Centre
  • Denver University
  • Eastman School of Music, Institute for Music Leadership
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Hartt School, The
  • Ithaca College School of Music
  • James Madison University
  • Keene State College
  • Kutztown University
  • Lafayette College
  • MacDowell Colony, The
  • Middlebury College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • New York University
  • Point Counterpoint: New Music on the Point
  • Regis University
  • Rivers School, The
  • Rocky Ridge Music Center
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Texas at Austin: Butler School of Music
  • University of Vermont
  • Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music
  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Walden School, The
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Yaddo