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Patti Drennan earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Music Education degree at the University of Oklahoma. She taught Choral Music for twenty-eight years in Norman Public Schools, the first twenty years at West Mid-High School, where she was voted “Teacher of the Year”, and eight years at Norman High School where she directed four choirs which consistently received Superior ratings. During that time she was awarded the coveted “Director of Distinction Award” given yearly by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association.
An active composer and arranger, Patti has over 450 choral octavos published with ten major publishers. She has served as a clinician for school and church workshops in 20 states, 4 times in Canada, and has presented 4 sessions at the Texas Music Educators Convention. She has been guest director at numerous "Composer Weekends" for nationwide churches. She has been an adjudicator for choral contests in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
For almost ten years she served as Music and Worship Arts Director at First Baptist Church, Norman. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two grown children.