FCS is excited to welcome Patty Laing as the new Managing Director! Read on to learn more about our new staff member!
What type of work have you done in the past?
I have been a press representative in the DC metro area for arts and education, specializing in live entertainment for the past 30 years. For 10 of those years I served as the Education press representative for Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra. I am the Contemporary Choir and Children’s Choir director at my church as well as a wedding soloist. I homeschooled my six children and taught numerous classes including high school literature.
What made you want to work with FCS?
The education program – hands down, after reading about everything the FCS is doing I was hooked.
What do you hope to accomplish in working with us?
I hope to help the FCS garner greater recognition – for the choirs but also the education program and develop relationships with new supporters.
Do you or your family have a background in music?
I was a vocal major and guitar minor in college. My grandfather was a church soloist. My grandmother was a drummer in a old-fashioned kitchen band – the drums were the pots and pans.
My father’s family are all singers – growing up my father sang around the house all the time and when ever we were at a family gathering the six siblings would sing together in harmony and I loved it.
What is your favorite style of music?
Tough question – I love listening to all types of music but I would say my favorite is a cappella – Pentatonix and Straight No Chaser are two of my favorite a cappella groups. I also listen to Contemporary Christian, Country, Classic Rock and Classical.