Clarinetist Patrick Graham joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in September 2017, after serving as a member of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been heard on Canada’s national CBC Radio as well as Chicago’s WFMT Radio and Jacksonville’s WJCT Radio. As a recitalist, Patrick has appeared in both the United States and Canada. He has also been heard with the Naples Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, the Sarasota Orchestra, and Canada’s National Arts Center Orchestra. In 2012 Patrick was selected as the winner of the International Clarinet Association’s Orchestral Audition Competition.
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Patrick began his clarinet studies with Peter Smith of the National Arts Center Orchestra. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Ottawa with Kimball Sykes, Principal Clarinet of the National Arts Center Orchestra. Patrick earned his Master of Music degree at Northwestern University in Chicago under the guidance of Steve Cohen and Lawrie Bloom. For two summers Patrick was awarded a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
A passionate educator, Patrick teaches privately in Jacksonville and is involved with youth orchestra coaching and the Jacksonville Symphony’s education and community outreach program. He has been on faculty at Rollins College and Eastern Florida State College. Patrick has given master classes at the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, the University of Southern Florida, and Bethune-Cookman University.