About The Directors
For years, Robert Paterson and Victoria Paterson envisioned starting a summer music festival. With the success of America Modern Ensemble, now in its 13th season, a thriving boutique record label, and robust lives as musicians in New York City, they thought it was time to expand AME's mission with an educational component that serves composers, singers and instrumentalists, world-wide.
They have spent numerous summers at other festivals, whether as faculty and guest artists at the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Rocky Ridge Music Center, and the Walden School, or as aspiring students at Aspen, Interlochen, and Tanglewood. They are thrilled to share with you their collective knowledge of a lifetime of fantastic music-making.