Patricia A. Dixon

Senior Lecturer in Music at Wake Forest, Mrs. Dixon received her Bachelor in Music at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Masters in Music at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

She has performed in Spain, South America and the United States, appearing as a soloist in university artist series, in chamber music concerts, and has been featured with orchestras in Santiago, Chile, and the United States. She has presented lecture/recitals at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the Cincinnati College-Music Conservatory, and the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, among many others.

In 1989 she directed the Second American Guitar Congress, hosted at Wake Forest University. Her contributions to the guitar repertoire include commissioned works for solo guitar, chamber music with guitar, and guitar and orchestra. Her recent CD features the music of composer Jeffrey Van on the Centaur label.

Mrs. Dixon directs the Wake Forest Guitar Series which brings national and international artists to the region.




Six Perspectives of Latin America

     

     


    Compact Disc Release of Music by Jeffrey Van


    Centaur 2687-62 minutes



     

    For a  review by Ken Keufell (Winston Salem Journal), of "Reflexiones Concertantes" the premiere performance of a Concerto for Two Guitars and Chamber Orchestra,  by Jeffrey Van,  click here.

    Reviews of performances with the Monterey Symphony in Monterey and Salinas, California.

    "Reflexiones Concertantes" was commissioned by Pat Dixon and funded by Wake Forest University Archie Grants for Faculty Excellence.
     
     "The most recent work on the record is the concerto for two guitars and orchestra, Reflexiones Concertantes, Van is joined by guitarist Patricia Abud Dixon, who commissioned the piece, and the Carolina Chamber Symphony led by Robert Franz".
    "Dixon and Van play here, as elsewhere, with unerring musicality, robust tone, and good ensemble".
    "The sound is exemplary: clean, well balanced, and transparent".

    American Record Guide
    November/December 2004