Name: Patricia C. SpartiHonored by The Carroll County Sun...

The Carroll County Sun News Profile of the Week

September 15, 1991

Name: Patricia C. Sparti

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being named permanent music director of the Choral Arts Society of Carroll County

Age: 30

Residence; hometown: Baltimore; Miami, Fla.

Education: Bachelor's degree in music education, University of Miami, 1983; master's in conducting, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 1988; pursuing a doctorate in conducting at Peabody

Family: Mother: Lillian Sparti, of Miami; two sisters; three brothers

Place of worship: Hope Presbyterian, Baltimore

Activities/hobbies: Was a guest conductor for the Greater Miami Community Orchestra; taught junior high school music in Miami and at McDonogh School in Baltimore County; played trumpet in Miami; since 1986 has been conductor/music director of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution Choral Society and JHMI Chamber Orchestra; founded Dickens Caroling Century Singers and Century Chamber Players; was a teaching assistant at Peabody; now an assistant professor of music at Essex Community College, Baltimore County; choirmaster for Hope Presbyterian Church; conductor for New Music Premieres at Old St. Paul's Church in Baltimore; enjoys church socials, sports and listening to jazz

Accomplishments: 1991 summer guest conductor for the Festival of the Atlantic Young Artist Orchestra in New Jersey; attended Peabody Institute on a full scholarship; conducted the JHMI Choral Society and Chamber Orchestra in television performances on WMAR

Recipient's comments: "The society had advertised for a music director, and I applied and was invited to be a guest conductor for the spring concert, and they chose me. I was overwhelmed, initially, but there's a lot I think I can do with the group. They have two major concerts a year, and the Nov. 17 concert will feature Mozart for the 200th anniversary of his death. The spring 1992 concert will have the JHMI Choral Society and the Maryland Boys Choir doing 'On Guard For Peace' by Prokofiev and some American music."

Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; youalso can FAX your information to 876-0233.

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