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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  • 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

  • Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

  • 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

‘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
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
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
...you gave me one of the best ‘composing for percussion’ what the hell were you thinking bitch slaps ever! Percussionists love playing my stuff now, and I owe some of it to you and your up front honesty.
— Scott Good, Composer & Trombonist, Composer-In-Residence, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra