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Patrick Carlin is minister of music at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a position in which he has served for 23 years. Carlin is a graduate of the Juilliard School (piano and voice), University of Dubuque (piano and voice), New York University (M.A. in college teaching and conducting; Ph.D. in college teaching and keyboard performance), University of Notre Dame (M.A. in theology and liturgical studies) and VCU (M.P.A. in public administration). In addition, he has studied music at Columbia University and theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Carlin’s vocal teachers have included Eleanor Steber, Bernard Taylor and William Toole; his keyboard teachers have included Roger Boardman, Robert Harris, Rosina Lhevinne and Robert Pace; and his conducting teachers have included Rebecca Scott, John Gilbert and Jon de Revere.
Prior to moving to Richmond, Carlin served churches in New York and Minnesota and taught music on the college and elementary school levels. His articles and reviews appear in several liturgical music journals.
Carlin serves on the music faculty of VCU, where he teaches music history and literature to undergraduate and graduate music majors. He is the proud father of Stephanie and Sean.