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Marcia Patton - Outstanding Alumna - 2010
Bachelor of Music 1972
Marcia Patton has contributed greatly to the music education profession. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Patton went on to receive a master’s in education curriculum and instruction, also from the University of Wyoming.
Patton has taught music at all levels in Casper, Cheyenne, Newcastle, as well as Olathe, Kansas. She retired in 2006 as choral director and fine arts chair at Kelly Walsh High School.
Patton currently is in her 31st year as director of the Casper Children’s Chorale. She has conducted and performed throughout the world. She has directed honor choirs in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. She founded the Wyoming ACDA Children’s State Honor Choir, now in its 16th season. Patton received the Wyoming Teacher of the Year Award in 2002.