Emily Tannert Patterson is a percussion educator and clinician. She was previously the percussion director at the Rouse High School and Wiley Middle School, in Leander, TX, from 2015 till 2018, and was the percussion director at East View High School, Georgetown, TX from 2011 until 2015. Her ensembles have garnered numerous accolades, including winning the 2016 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Contest.
Patterson holds a Master's degree in Percussion Performance (2010) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (2008) and undergraduate Performance Certificate in Percussion from The University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards.
Patterson is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Remo drumheads, and Zildjian cymbals. She holds professional memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association and the Percussive Arts Society, and serves on the PAS Education Committee. In addition to remaining active in the percussion community, Patterson works as a Learning Designer at Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, England.