Chagrin Valley Choral Union

Celebrating more than 60 years of choral excellence....
" support classical choral music literature...."

CVCU Accompanist

Patrick WickliffePatrick Wickliffe


B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music; M.M. in Piano Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music


In 2000, John Ross, former conductor of ensembles at Interlochen Arts Academy, hailed him as “an exceptional talent...[with] true potential.” That year he also inducted Mr. Wickliffe into Who’s Who of American High School Students. Recent engagements include serving as Assistant Chorus Master to C.M. Shearer and repetiteur to Dean Williamson at Opera Cleveland from 2008-2010 where he prepared operatic works from the Classic to late-Romantic eras, elevating the technical acumen of one of the region‘s top opera choruses.

Mr. Wickliffe has taught privately at the Solon Center for the Arts from 2009-2011, and has performed various collaborative recitals at Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University from 2007-2010. He has also performed numerous collaborative and solo recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 2006-2007 featuring music from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first centuries, as well as recitals at Oberlin Conservatory in 2004 and 2005 featuring a portion of Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux.

Mr. Wickliffe currently serves as Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His church career has spanned eight years and has included assistantships, key internships, and staff positions at area churches including St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, First United Methodist Church of Macedonia, and Plymouth Church, UCC, of Shaker Heights, where he studied music ministry and organ with Jim Riggs, current Dean of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Mr. Wickliffe maintains active membership in the AGO as well as the National Pastoral Musician’s Association (NPM), and has been a past member of the Music Teachers National Association, and the College Music Society.