About The Directors

Victoria & Robert Paterson, Directors, Mostly Modern Festiva l  (photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Victoria & Robert Paterson, Directors, Mostly Modern Festival (photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

"Mostly Modern Festival dazzles with its inaugural year. MMF is the creation of Robert Paterson— acclaimed composer— and his wife, Victoria Paterson— celebrated violinist. Together they have created a refreshingly unique and addictive musical experience that is sure to amaze."
Saratoga Today

Robert and Victoria Paterson are thrilled to be running the Mostly Modern Festival. With the success of America Modern Ensemble, now in its 15th season, a thriving boutique record label, and robust lives as musicians in New York City, it is exciting to expand AME's mission with a broad educational component that serves composers, singers and instrumentalists, world-wide. Mostly Modern is a place to explore & network with faculty and participants, and create new opportunities, outside normative career-paths of traditional-orchestral/rep/teacher-training and find work that fits your passion, with new and exciting music-making.


Learn more about Robert and Victoria here. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.