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Patrick D. McCoy-Arts and Culture Contributor for CBS Washington
McCoy recently was selected among a handful of writers for Examiner.com to become a part of a new partnership with CBS Washington. He will write on a variety of topics within the realm of arts and culture for the local Washington, D. C. site.
By: Ms. Hyacinth K. Scott
HERE IS THE LINK: http://washington.cbslocal.com/
This first article takes a look back at unique people and arts venues in Washington, D. C. that have piqued curiosity and amazement in 2011. Featured is the new arts venue: Artisphere, the home of Leonid Sushansky and the National Chamber Ensemble, The Heritage Signature Chorale and Music Director Stanley J. Thurston, singer and pianist Victor Simonson, Music Director of The Washington Chorus and Director of Music and Arts at Trinity Church Wall Street-Julian Wachner, Virginia State University Alum and culture guru-Delonte Briggs, John Chambers, founder of BloomBars and Dennis Williams, founder of the theatre troupe/venue, Love from the Sound Stage.
Since 2009, Patrick McCoy has written for Examiner.com as the "DC Performing Arts Examiner."
"I am so thankful to Examiner.com for giving me the opportunity to be a contributor in the area of the arts. It is because of them, that I am the beneficiary of this wonderful and unique opportunity. From my first review of "The Washington Chorus" doors have opened wide. I must thank my channel director Kevin Staunton for encouraging me and making me aware of this new partnership and tapping me to be a part of it." said McCoy.
Over the next few weeks, several stories will emerge from McCoy on a variety of artistic subjects. "I have focused intensely on classical music, but this column will allow me to have a broader reach" he said further.
In addition to writing, Patrick D. McCoy, The African American Voice in Classical Music will begin his second year on blogtalkradio.com, hosting a variety of interviews in the area of classical music and the arts. Last year, he interviewed several noteables, including Denyce Graves, Julian Wachner, Carmen Balthrop, Leona Mitchell, Angela M, Brown, Mark Steven Doss, George Shirley, Kenneth Tarver, Mickey Thomas Terry, among many others.
A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Patrick D. McCoy is a graduate of Virginia State University where he earned the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. In addition, he received the Master of Music in Church Music from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, where he studied voice with Metropolitan Opera tenor, Michael O. Forest.
He currently serves as Minister of Music at Takoma Park Baptist Church in Northwest Washington, D. C. , a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity , Inc. and is an Associate Member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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Standing proudly on the shoulders of the late African-American classical music critic, Raoul Abdul, Patrick D. McCoy is committed to informing the entire community about the joys of classical music. Visit: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/
Page Updated Last on: Dec 27, 2011