Chair of the String Department | Violin, Viola
Patrick received his BM from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Victoria Chiang and his MM and DMA from the Université de Montréal as a student of Jutta Puchhammer. While at Peabody, he also completed Violin/Viola pedagogy studies with Rebecca Henry.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Former violist with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Patrick has appeared with the Annapolis Symphony, was former guest viola artist at the NY ASTA String Institute and has performed chamber music concerts throughout North America. He frequently appears in chamber music concerts at George Mason University.
Patrick was formerly a viola teaching artist at Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, the NY ASTA String Institute (Ithaca College) and guest violin/viola instructor at Binghamton University. Currently he directs Viola Bootcamp at George Mason University and serves on the faculties of Mason Strings Camp, Mason Strings Intensive, and Ovations.
Patrick has been on the Levine faculty since 2012 where he teaches private violin and viola lessons and is a honors chamber coach. Patrick is the chair of our Strings Department
“Levine provides the ideal atmosphere for student’s to grow as musicians. Whether it be the annual Spring String Fling, Honors Program, chamber music or juries, Levine Music provides unlimited opportunities for students and faculty to grow as artists.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I believe every student has the potential to become a great musician and strive to find the most effective means for each individual to achieve this.”
When not performing or teaching, Patrick enjoys spending time with his family and his cat.