Patrick D Morgan

Seattle, WA

Patrick "Dave" Gahaton-Morgan is a Filipino-American harpsichordist and continuo organist in Seattle, Washington, and a co-founder of ensemble Queen City Musicians, a group dedicated to the performance of works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Born in the Philippines and raised in rural West Virginia, Patrick received a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He is the only college-trained musician in his family, but his grandfather, George "Dave" Morgan, was a longtime fixture of the West Virginia bluegrass circuit as a fiddler and washtub bassist.

After graduating from Wesleyan, Patrick attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for graduate studies in harpsichord under Elizabeth Farr. Since leaving Colorado in 2008, he has studied privately with harpsichordists Byron Schenkman and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, as well as participated in master classes with harpsichordists Edward Parmentier and Ms. Dupree.

After a five-year hiatus from music and public performance, Patrick completed the Artist Diploma in Early Music program at Cornish College of the Arts in 2013. In addition to continued study with Mr. Schenkman and Ms. Dupree, he has received continuo coaching from violinist Ingrid Matthews and lutenist/conductor Stephen Stubbs.Patrick has enjoyed recent performances with Emerald City Baroque, Queen City Musicians, Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, and two operas under the direction of Stephen Stubbs at Cornish College of the Arts.

Under the banner of ensembles, and as a soloist, Patrick's passion is innovative and collaborative programming that explores and connects cultures.

  • Education
    • Cornish College of the Arts
    • University of Colorado, Boulder
    • West Virginia Wesleyan College