Patricia White joined the faculty of Olivet Nazarene University in the fall of 2021. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Leonard Rose, Harvey Shapiro and Joel Krosnick. Prior to Juilliard, she was a student of Gilda Barston. A native of Illinois, she made her solo debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, as a result of winning the Chicago Symphony Youth Auditions playing Schelomo by E. Bloch.
An active and founding member of Lakeside Artists Guild, she is committed to building the arts in her community. Lakeside Artists perform concerts ranging from classical to contemporary, and heavily feature music of their own arranging. She is also principal cellist of the South Shore Orchestra and of the Michigan City Messiah.
Teaching and performing are of equal importance to her. She has been teaching for more than 30 years and has seen many students go on to successful careers in music. Whether a student wishes to go into music as a career or simply wishes to learn to play the cello better, she is enthusiastic to teach.
In 2008, Patricia White recorded a CD of hymns entitled, Be Still My Soul. As a member of Lakeside Artists Guild, White has recorded two additional CD's, The Art of the Hymn in 2021 and A Lakeside Christmas in 2020.
She is active with her church's worship team and is featured on Century Worship's video, Higher Ground.