Patrick received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying choral conducting under Jeffery Ames. While enrolled at Westminster Choir College, he participated in the conducting lab ensemble “Master Singers”, studied Group Vocal Techniques with Tom T. Shelton, choral conducting with Joe Miller, and choral literature with Andrew Megill. He has also conducted as part of a master class with Dirk Garner of Baldwin-Wallace University.
At Belmont University, he founded The Beltones at Belmont, a student-run ensemble performing covers of popular music in an a cappella style. During his two-year tenure as Music Director, he led the ensemble in one to two rehearsals a week, arranged over 50% of the music the Beltones performed, and also served as the co-producer of their self-titled EP, The Beltones. He also served as the music director of We Are Nashville, an ensemble formed to perform on stage with Imogen Heap at the Ryman Auditorium.
Patrick served as the Assistant Conductor of the Belmont University Chamber Singers, and often worked with the Belmont University Chorale, conducting a concert on campus at a class reunion, leading the ensemble in rehearsal, and the working with the men in sectional rehearsals on numerous occasions. After graduating from Belmont, he founded The Wedgewood Summer Chorale, a sixteen-voice chamber choir made up of Belmont University students and alumni. Leading the ensemble in weekly rehearsals, he also conducted the choir’s inaugural performance at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN.