Patrick McCreless is Organist and Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church of New Haven, where he has served since 1999.
As a Professor of Music at Yale, he teaches music theory in the Department of Music, of which he was Chair in the years 2001-2007.
As a scholar, he has published on a wide range of musical topics—the music of Schubert, Wagner, Elgar, Nielsen and Shostakovich; the history of music theory; music performance and analysis; and music and rhetoric.
In recent years he has lectured on these topics in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Brazil, and China, as well as in the US. He also holds church music and congregational song dear to his heart.
He delights in choir leadership, and always welcomes new singers!