Pat Graham Crowe II (b. 1992) is an organist, pianist, sopranist-countertenor, and baritone. A native of Davidson, North Carolina, USA, Mr. Crowe is an active musician, pedagogue, audio engineer, web marketing strategist, and technology consultant throughout North Carolina, the United States, and abroad. In 2017, Mr. Crowe was the recipient of the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance (Church Music Emphasis) at the Mercer University Townsend School of Music. At Mercer, Pat studied under a full tuition assistantship, while serving as a graduate assistant to the departments of organ and music theory. Mr. Crowe’s primary musical studies have been under the tutelage of Jacqueline Yost (piano/organ), Jack Mitchener (organ), Timothy Olsen (organ, harpsichord), Joan Jacobowsky (voice), and Barbara Lister-Sink (piano).
Subsequent to studying under scholarship during 2010 at the Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, NY, USA, Pat returned to North Carolina as a student of internationally-renowned pianist and expert in the field of Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique, Barbara Lister-Sink, becoming the youngest recipient to earn the Professional Certificate for Injury-Preventive Keyboard Technique from Salem College. The Lister-Sink Method forms the basis of Pat’s technical and pedagogical approach to all keyboard instruments. In 2015, Mr. Crowe received the Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he was a Kenan Organ Scholar. As a performer, Mr. Crowe is frequently called upon for his musicality, expressivity, fire, elegance, and creative spark in musical interpretation. As a sopranist-countertenor and baritone, Mr. Crowe currently studys voice under the tutelage of Joan Jacobowsky, Professor Emerita at Salem College. With his vocal range of three and a half octaves “G2-Bb5”, Mr. Crowe has flexibility to sing a variety of roles, ranging from coloratura soprano and countertenor, to lyric baritone.
Pat has over a decade of extensive experience in the field of technology, specializing in the areas of audio / visual engineering, web marketing, graphic design, and consulting. As Director of Technology for the Lister-Sink Institute, Mr. Crowe is currently working with Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink on the development of a new web app, and experiments with affordable biomedical technology, designed to help injured keyboardists, and enhance the musical artistry of pianists and organists through well-coordinated, injury-preventive keyboard technique. Mr. Crowe is also technology consultant, webmaster, and member of the Board of Trustees for the Lister-Sink Foundation. When Mr. Crowe is not preoccupied by his musical endeavors, he enjoys cooking, attending live music (operatic, choral, solo keyboard, orchestral, ensemble, jazz), museums and historic architectural tours, studies of history and psychology, and volunteer work.