Zachary Patten, Librarian

 Photo: Jim Graham

From each note in the score to the final bow, Zachary Patten has a passion for delivering intriguing and innovative programs to audiences while being part of a great collaborative team. Zachary’s early orchestra librarian mentors include Robert O’Brien (Atlanta Symphony & Cleveland Orchestra), Paul Beck (Juilliard), and Robert Sutherland (Metropolitan Opera). Zachary has served as both Library Manager and Manager of Operations & Performance for several of New York’s outstanding arts organizations, most notably the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), and Musica Sacra, in addition to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. He has collaborated in countless performances with a broad range of distinguished conductors and performers including Robert Spano, Roberto Abbado, Sir Roger Norrington, André Previn, Iván Fischer, Michael Christie, Kent Tritle, Sting, Peter Gabriel, James Taylor and more, working to ensure quality from notation accuracy to rehearsal efficiency to polished performances. Zachary has provided production support in Manhattan’s premier music venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Apollo, the Brooklyn Museum, and the J. P. Morgan Library. As OSL librarian, Zachary designed the layout and functionality for the Robert and Jean Ashton Music Library in the Dimenna Center for Classical Music, a state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance space. 

Zachary is also a composer, focusing on designing and building instruments and working with individual performers to create music that is patient, immersive, new, and nostalgic. He currently resides in Boulder where he is working towards his DMA in Composition from the University of Colorado.