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Patricia Dinkins-MatthewsAssociate Teaching Professor of Piano, Music Theory, & Collaborative Piano


  • DMAUniversity of Colorado, Boulder1992


Dr. Patricia Dinkins-Matthews joined the faculty of Emory University Department of Music in 1998, where she is a Lecturer in piano, vocal coaching, piano skills, and collaborative piano.  She has been a member of the piano faculties at the University of Florida, Baylor University, the American Institute of Music Studies (Graz, Austria), and McLennan College.  A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Dinkins-Matthews holds her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and both the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Dinkins-Matthews is an active solo and chamber music recitalist and has performed both in the United States and in Europe, including recitals in England, France, Austria, Belgium, and Germany.  Among others, she has performed with Larry Combs, principal clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and John Reed of the D’Oyly Carte Theatre, London, England.  Dr. Dinkins-Matthews has also been the pianist for the Florida Arts Trio and the American Chamber Winds and has appeared as soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the University of Tennessee Orchestra, and the Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Dinkins-Matthews is currently the pianist for the Aevia Trio and the associate pianist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus, she has performed several times in Carnegie Hall and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano, Donald Runnicles, and the late Robert Shaw.  She is an approved adjudicator for the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Music Teachers National Association.