Our Jan/Feb 2019 “ Present Composer” – Patricia Mock
Patricia Mock’s music reflects a life-long love of worship and music. Her music has been somewhat evolving since childhood in a most unique fashion. Her “formal training” began with Book One of John Thompson’s series of red books and did not progress much further than “From a Wigwam.” She passionately played hymns and classical music with very little instruction through the years until she realized she might just have a gift to be shared with others. She began piano and guitar lessons twelve years ago which led to her writing. Having attended a Pine Lake Composer Symposium in 2009, she connected with the world of sacred choral music and has been writing melody and text ever since. With almost a hundred anthems currently in print, the list continues to grow. Primarily a song writer, Patricia’s work has been arranged by some of the leading sacred music writers in the country. Brian Buda, Patti Drennan, James Koerts, Faye Lopez, Joseph Martin, Charles McCartha, Richard Nichols, Brad Nix and Douglas Nolan are among her collaborators. In addition to her own original work, she enjoys resetting older hymn texts and composing on request.
Patricia resides in the mountains of Big Canoe, Georgia, with her husband, Dennis, and enjoys contributing to the music ministry of the church he pastors. As a Bible teacher, she has served as coordinator for the Women’s Division of Bible Training Center for Church Leadership. Pat and Dennis have three children and six grandchildren.