Voice and Songwriting Instructor

Santa Monica (Los Angeles, CA) and the World via Skype and FaceTime
Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Performance and Technique

Pop, Jazz, Rock, Improvisation, Songwriting, Musicianship

Music Education
Cal State University Los Angeles, MM (Master of Music), Commercial Music, 2013.  Coursework included vocal pedagogy and performance, songwriting, arranging, and music business.

Certified Level III Instructor in Somatic Voicework (tm) - The LoVetri Method, Shenendoah University Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Institute, Winchester VA, Summer 2012, 2013, 2014.

Undergraduate Music Courses:  Santa Monica, Diablo Valley, and Laney Colleges; San Francisco State University, 2005-2009.

UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies Music Business Certificate Program, 2007-2009.

Vocal studies: Patti Cathcart, Madeline Eastman, Ali Akbar Khan, Mark Murphy, Terrance Kelly, Rhiannon, Jane Sharp, Faith Winthrop, Dr. Susan Kane, Heather Lyle.

Songwriting studies: Jai Josefs, Marty Panzer (UCLA), Bonnie Hayes (Bonnie Rait), and Pat Pattison (Berklee School of Music). Graduate of Jai Josefs' Writing Music for Hit Songs program.

Other Education

UC Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco), JD, 1985.
University of Texas at Austin, BA with High Honors, 1982.  Phi Beta Kappa and Special Honors in Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Program.

Awards / Contests
♦ JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST, Finalist 2017, 2018,2019
♦ ISC (INT'L SONGWRITING COMPETITION) Semi-finalist 2017, 2018
♦ L.A. MUSIC CRITIC AWARD Nominee: BEST CD Female, and BEST ARTIST Pop/Rock Female 2015

♦ Private and small group coaching in vocal technique and performance and songwriting (2009-present)
♦ Instructor, Intro to the Business of Music, California State University, Los Angeles (2014)
♦ Lecturer, Advanced Voice, University of Southern California (USC) School of Dramatic Arts (2013)
Instructor, Intro to Vocal Technique and Performance: California State University, Los Angeles (2011-2013)
Guest lectures on music business, copyright and songwriting at Santa Monica College, Cal Poly Pomona, and the Songwriting School of Los Angeles (2010 - present).

Music Business
Assist songwriters, artists, and filmmakers with career development.  Draft synch and master licensing agreements, composer agreements, song split, work-for-hire, and third party master use agreements.  Includes projects for Business Affairs Music Legal, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Patricia Bahia Singer / Songwriter:  Venues include SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX; The Positive Music Festival in Tampa, FL, and Hotel Cafe, Genghis Cohen, Molly Malone's, The Mint, Skinny's Lounge and The Witzend in Los Angeles, CA

Soloist, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir:  Performances in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Israel, with artists including Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Ledisi, Tremaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins and Love Center, Take 6, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Lyle Lovett, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Patricia Bahia Jazz Singer:  San Francisco area venues including: Yoshi's, Café Claude, Paradise Lounge, Jazz at Pearl's.

Selected Discography
 Patricia Bahia: Save Your Heart (CD, 2015).  
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atricia Bahia: Long Road Home (EP, 2010)
Linda Ronstadt: Grammy-award winning: Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (choral backing vocals).
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir: Great Day: A Cappella Negro Spirituals; Rejoice! Christmas with OIGC (soloist on O Come Emmanuel); and We've Come a Mighty Long Way

TV / Film
Licensing of original compositions: Patricia frequently collaborates with artists and bands, and has garnered placements in TV Shows and promos, including Younger (TV Land), Quantico (ABC), Heartbeat (NBC), The Fosters (Freeform, formerly ABC Family), Switched at Birth (Freeform, formerly ABC Family), and Finding Carter (MTV), and the end title credits of the indie film Rose Bowl. One of her co-written songs was chosen as the team walk out song for the San Diego Gulls, and will be played at every game in the 2016-17 season.

Performances (with Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir), including Emmy award-winning PSA Circle of Friends, KGO-TV.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals; Russian River Blues Festival; San Francisco Jazz Festival; North Beach Jazz Festival; New Orleans By The Bay; Sydney International Music Festival; Vancouver Music Festival; Israel tour.

ASCAP, NARAS voting member.

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