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B.A., California State University-Fresno; M.M., Kansas State University

A native of Derby, Kansas, Patricia Mickey has been a member of the music faculty at Truman State University since 1996.  Her teaching duties include instructing the horn studio and teaching classes in world music.  She also conducts the Truman Horn Choir and performs with the Truman faculty brass and woodwind quintets. 

Her principal teachers have been Leland Bartholomew, James Winter, Craig Parker, and Kristin Thelander. She has performed in master classes for Verne Reynolds, Douglas Hill, Michael Hatfield and the Canadian Brass.  She taught instrumental and choral music in private and public schools in Kansas for eight years, and has maintained a studio of private students since 1982.  She is currently studying for her doctorate in music performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa.

Professor Mickey's chamber music experience includes membership in the High Plains Woodwind Quintet, the Kansas State University Faculty Brass Quintet, and the University of Iowa Horn Quartet.  Orchestral experience includes performances with the Fresno Philharmonic, the Quad Cities Symphony and Mozart Festival, the Joffrey Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, and the Iowa Arts Festival Orchestra.  Solo appearances include performances with the Cal State-Fresno Orchestra, the Kansas State University Orchestra, the University of Iowa Symphony Band, and the Truman State University Wind Symphony.

She has made presentations on the horn and horn playing for the Missouri Music Educators Association and Missouri Horn Day, has performed at the CBDNA Southwestern Division Conference, state, regional, and international workshops of the International Horn Society, the New York Brass Conference, the International Brass Conference, and has adjudicated in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.  She is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.