3/20/19 Violist Alum visits Williams

Violist Alum visits Williams
By Jessica Williams, The Times-News 3/20/19    
Reprinted with permission.
Walter Williams High School alumnus Chauncey Patterson visited the school’s orchestra classroom on Tuesday, March 12, to talk about his music career and play with the viola section before performing with the Amernet String Quartet at Elon University on Thursday. After graduating from Williams, Patterson played in Denver and Buffalo before being offered the viola position in the award-winning Miami String Quartet — a position he held for 15 years. He currently serves as solo viola of the Florida Grand Opera, but returns to N.C. regularly for the Eastern Music Festival in the summers.