Robert G. Patterson (b. 7 June 1957, Memphis, Tenn.) is an American composer.
Patterson holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Memphis, and Oberlin College, having studied composition with George Crumb, Jay Reise, Don Freund, and John Baur. His compositions have received numerous awards, including the 1999 University of Michigan Bands Commission, the 1994 International Composition Prize from the City of Tarragona in Spain, and the 1990 Distinguished Composer of the Year award from the Music Teachers National Association.
Patterson is also a horn player with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as well as a software developer. His plug-ins for Finale software are used by musicians throughout the world.
Works for Winds