Patrick W. Smith
Patrick Smith has the BAE and BM degrees from Western Washington University. His MM degree in percussion performance is from the Yale School of Music. His major teacher was Fred D. Hinger.
He was principal percussionist of the Hong Kong Symphony for two years and has done many performances with the Seattle Symphony. He is presently a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra New England. He is also a frequent performer with orchestras in the New York City and Connecticut areas. Patrick has recorded for CBS / Sony, RCA, Denon, Koch, Powwow and Bent Spike. He has been a xylophone soloist with the New Sousa Band and is a clinician for Sabian Cymbals.
He is presently director of instrumental music at Cooperative Arts High School in New Haven, Connecticut.