Caitlin Patton Rosenberg, Member

Caitlin Patton is the Executive Director of the National Music Festival. She is also a violinist/violist, strings instructor and published freelance writer.

Caitlin grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where she developed a passion for reading, writing and music as well as animal rescue and equestrian pursuits. Homeschooled from 5th grade on, she was admitted to Washington College at the age of 15 and graduated magna cum laude four years later with majors in Humanities and Music and minors in Creative Writing and English. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree, with a focus in Arts and Nonprofit Administration, from the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC).

Both during and after college, she taught violin and horseback riding lessons and trained horses professionally. She has previously volunteered and fostered for Really Great Cats Rescue and the Lowcountry Animal Rescue (Charleston, SC). She currently fosters a horse for the Arabian Rescue Mission. While a student at Washington College she founded the Washington College Equestrian Team and represented the College in national equestrian competition.

Caitlin teaches violin, viola and cello both privately and through the Fiddlesticks! program. She also serves on the music grant review panel for the Maryland State Arts Council. Caitlin lives in Galena, MD, with her husband, four cats, three dogs, three horses, and a flock of chickens, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl. She enjoys spending time with her animals, riding, gardening, writing and reading.