Rufus C. Patrick, Music Director
Rufus was a music educator in Vermont for 25 years. In 1987 he was the chorus director for “Project Harmony” and performed in Russia and Latvia. That year he received the Teacher of the Year Award for the Burlington School Department, where he conducted the Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Pit Orchestra, Madrigal Singers and Pep Band. In 1993 he was music director for a production of “Guys and Dolls” that performed in Hamelin Germany. In 2002 he was the recipient of the “Aw Shucks” Award from Connecting Youth in Chittenden South.
He has conducted the pit orchestra for Hinesburg Community School musicals for 19 years. He was music director for the Lyric Theater’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” and the Stowe Theatre Guild’s “Hello Dolly,” “Music Man,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” and “Annie.”
Rufus is the founder and artistic director of the Hinesburg Artist Series. He conducts the South County Chorus, the Hinesburg Community Band, In Accord, the Hinesburg United Church Choir, the All Souls Interfaith Gathering Choir in Shelburne, the Wake Robin Singers, and the WaffleTones.
Tim Woos, Accompanist
Tim Woos is an award winning composer and pianist. Born and raised in the small town of New Haven, Vermont, Tim has quickly gained national recognition for his musical ability.
After attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Tim moved back to Vermont to explore the many facets of sound that a traditional conservatory education would not allow. Tim is now the keyboardist in “Gnomedad” (a jazz/funk/electro band based in Burlington) and produces electronic dance music (EDM) under the alias “DJ Secret Agent.”
In addition to these pursuits, Tim’s concert music is still being performed internationally.
Upcoming performances include premiers by the Heliand Consort across Vermont, and by Pierrick Fournes in Lyon, France. Tim is also the official collaborative pianist of the Vermont Suzuki Violins.