oregon repertory singers Youth ChoirS ARtistic staff

AUBREY PATTERSON (She/Her), Youth Choir Artistic Director

Aubrey Patterson has taught for twelve years as a director of choirs in Oregon high schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in music education and vocal performance, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in secondary choral music education from Oregon State University. Patterson is currently the Oregon American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Resource and Repertoire Area Chair and has served the Oregon Music Education Association as Honor Choir Chair and District Chair. She spent seven years at Corvallis High School, restructuring and cultivating a choral program that won the choir state championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and was invited to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Northwest Conference. Patterson is in her fifth year as director of choirs at West Linn High School, growing the program to create a full-time, comprehensive choral curriculum at a 6A high school. Her program earned its last state title in 2019 (pre-Covid). Internationally, Ms. Patterson has served as director of choirs at the Sichuan, China Conservatory of Music summer camp, and the assistant director of the Oregon Ambassadors of Music Europe tour. Patterson is the youngest ever Oregon-certified choral adjudicator and enjoys adjudicating, clinician work, and premiering new and commissioned works with her ensembles. She was the associate director of Corvallis Repertory Singers with Dr. Steven Zielke during her time in Corvallis and is the inaugural recipient of the Young Conductor Award from Oregon ACDA. Her passions include developing strong music literacy skills, working with singers of all ages, selecting innovative repertoire that builds empathy and understanding, establishing a choir culture that fosters leadership and collaboration, and using music to build strong communities.

ANNIE KUBITSCHEK (She/Her), Youth Choir Associate Director (2021-2022)

Annie Kubitschek has been teaching in Oregon schools for the past seven years. She received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Chapman University and her Master of Arts in teaching from Oregon State University. She is entering her sixth year as Wilsonville High School’s Director of Choirs where she has built a thriving choral community. In her time at Wilsonville High School, her choirs have competed nationally at the Lincoln Center in New York and have placed in the top 5 in the OSAA State Championships. Her festival choir has repeatedly earned first place in sight-reading. Annie is passionate about music literacy and empowering students of all ages to be independent musicians and active members of their choral community. Currently, she serves as the Treasurer for the Oregon American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Annie sings as a section leader and cantor at Saint Mary’s Cathedral, with the professional vocal ensemble Resonance and Oregon Repertory Singers, and can be heard on professional recordings with the Oregon Catholic Press.