Patrick Owens

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Breakout Session Speaker - Online Event

Patrick (“Pat”) Owens joined The New York Choral Society as its first full-time Executive Director in 2017. Since joining the chorus, Pat has strengthened its fundraising, marketing, finance, programming, volunteer engagement, and administrative activities. His lifelong passion for the transformative power of the arts and a commitment to organizational innovation and excellence are hallmarks of his leadership as he seeks to enhance the visibility and long-term sustainability of the chorus. Most recently, Pat spearheaded the creation and launch of Our Voices, The New York Choral Society’s reimagined digital collaborative performances of choral music. 

Over the course of his career, Pat has launched and managed capital markets, banking, and business development divisions for large international banks, has advised on a variety of mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sectors and has coordinated mergers of cross-border banking platforms. A devotee of eclectic genres of music and performance, with a particular love of classical music, he has developed a wide range of arts projects and commercial gallery programs. He has curated numerous exhibitions, produced numerous projects, and has collaborated with a wide range of artists across a variety of media. As co-founder of The Lipton Owens Company, Pat focused on developing numerous curatorial projects and introduced emerging and mid-career artists to audiences throughout the U.S. He has also contributed to several artist monographs and exhibition catalogues. Pat holds a B.A. from Manhattan College and an MPA from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 



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