Patrick Kronner, a native of Chesterfield, Michigan, is a candidate for the Doctorate of Music (organ and sacred music) at Indiana University where he studied with Dr. Janette Fishell. He received his Masters of Music from Indiana University and holds a Bachelor of Music from Oakland University.
In 2009, Patrick was awarded the Hollingsworth Fund Award and traveled to Herford, Germany, serving under Stefan Kagl as the assistant organist at Herforder Münsterkirche and studying at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Herford.
In 2013, Kronner returned to Herford to assist at the Cathedral and to concertize throughout Europe. The “virtuoso organist from Detroit thrilled… and surprised” (Mindener Tageblatt) audiences as he presented a dozen recitals of primarily American organ music. Highlights of the tour include the Martin-Luther-Kirche in Linz, Austria; the Grote Kerk in Emmen, Netherlands; and the Jocobi-Kirche in Göttingen, Germany.
His dissertation, Made in America: The Organ Works of Arthur Foote, will explore the organ works of this often-overlooked American composer. He began work in June as organist and choral program director at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.