Born in Washington State, Patrick took up his position as Associate Principal Clarinet in 2000. He is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with David Neuman and Luis Baez. During his studies, he had the opportunity to perform with members of the San Francisco Symphony and the remaining members of the Grateful Dead in a performance of John Cages music circus, Renga with Apartment House 1776. He was also involved with the debut performance of the Lawrence Peck Dance Company, a modern dance troupe committed to collaboration with living composers. Patrick was winner of the 1994 Corbett Concerto Competition and was awarded a fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Centre in 1997. Patrick performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto at the age of 17 with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in the United States.