Awards, Appointments & Honors

Patrick Valentino

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Summer 2021: Appointed as Music Composition Instructor, University of Kentucky

Spring 2021: Appointed as Music Director, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

Summer 2019: Return conducting engagement for Maine Opera Project

Fall 2018: Appointed Music Director of Calliope

Fall 2016: Appointed Music Director of Bay Colony Brass

Spring 2016: Commissioned to write Thomas Edison State University's Alma Mater

Fall-Winter 2015-16: Selected as finalist for Hartford Symphony's assistant conductor

Fall 2015: Founds the Stella Concert Series

September 2014: Appointed as Music Director,  Sancta Maria Maris Stella Parish

May 2014: Earned CAGO certification with American Guild of Organists

Spring 2014: Appointed Artistic Director of Boston New Music Initiative

Summer 2013: Selected as conducting student of Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival

Spring 2013: Operatic conducting debut in Suor Angelica

Fall 2012: Appointed Associate Conductor for Ithaca College's opera productions

September 2012: World premiere of Monuments Men, Patrick's first opera. Interviewed on radio.

May 2012: Conducts the ICSO for Commencement Eve Gala Concert; participates in masterclass with Larry Rachleff

April 2012: Conducts the Ithaca College Symphony in first year at IC, including the world premiere of ImpulsEscape; presents at the first annual Brockport Academic Conference.

Spring 2012: Wins Outstanding Scholarship Award for research on Messiaen.

June 2011: Awarded fellowship to attend Ithaca College

February 2011: Guest conducts the
Neponset Valley Philharmonic
September 2010: Appointed Assistant Conductor of Neponset Valley Philharmonic

August 2010: Conducts the St. Petersburg Society Orchestra in Russia

June 2010: Conducts the Mihail Jora Philharmonic in Bacau, Romania

June 2010: Participates in the International Conducting Competition in Cadaques, Spain.

January 2010: An American Fanfare premiered at opening ceremonies of John J. Cali School of Music

September 2009: Excerpts from Ritual Chants premiered live on Catholic TV

August 2009: Waterville Valley Conductors Workshop with Ken Kiesler

Summer 2009: Composition Fellow and Theory TA, Brevard Music Center

May 2009: California Conductor's Institute with Bakersfield Symphony, John Farrer & Don Thulean

Spring 2009: Accepted to The Brevard Music Center, The Montuex Conducting School, Berlin's Freie  Universität FUBiS Composition Program with Samuel Adler, The California Conducting Institute, The soundSCAPE composers festival in Pavia, Italy, The European American Music Association Conducting Program in Paris, The International Institute for Conductors in Bacau, Romania, The Ilya Musin Advanced Conducting Academy in St. Petersburg Russia, The Conductor's Institute of South Carolina, and The Conducting Institute at Bard College

August 2008: Finalist in Kammerphilharmonie Graz's Conducting Competition

July 2008: Participant, Internationale Sommerakademie Admont

Summer 2007: Composition Fellow at the Brevard Music Center

May 2007: Conducts Monmouth Symphony in world premiere of Protean Dances

April 2007: Fifth String quartet, Mécanique Démolie premiered in Jordan Hall

March 2007: Wins CAP Grant from American Music Center for production of Protean Dances

May 2006: Ephemeral Echoes, V.37 premiered by Ariel Quartet (NEC)

March 2006: Commissioned by Nashua Symphony Orchestra (Of Seas and Self, V.113)

January 2006: Commissioned by Monmouth Symphony Orchestra (Protean Dances, V.111)

July 2005: Wins Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship to study at New England Conservatory

May 2005: Earns BM/Composition from Montclair State University, Summa Cum Laude

May 2005: Wins Montclair University's Composition Prize and Dean's Scholar Award

April 2005: Sonata583, V.45, reviewed in Classical New Jersey music journal

March 2005: Commissioned by Simyon Kulkov (Fantasy, Air and Dance, V.102)

March 2005: Commissioned by Prof. Leonid Chumov, Moscow Conservatory (Music for Brass, V.103)

2 March 2005: Third Composition Concert at Montclair University

February 2005: Interviewed by Montclair University's Alumni magazine

December 2004: Wins ASCAP Plus Award

6 December 2004: Conducts Montclair Symphonic Band in World Premiere of Journey of the Phoenix, V.70

February-July 2004: Studies at the Moscow Conservatory, premieres Sonata583, V.45 and Lyric Pieces, V.66

March 2004: Wins Montclair University’s School of the Arts Scholarship for Excellence

December 2003: Wins ASCAP Plus Award

14 December 2003: Second Composition Concert at Montclair University

November 2003: Commissioned by MSU Percussion Ensemble (Symphony 7, V.52)

October 2003: Commissioned by Patrick Burns and the Bloomfield Youth Band (Avalon, V.57)

Summer 2003: Interviewed for feature in the Asbury Park Press (NJ)

2 March 2003: First Composition Concert at Montclair University

March 2003: Commissioned by Dr. Mary Ann Craig and the MSU Symphonic Band (Journey of the Phoenix, V.70)

January 2003: Commissioned by MSU Trombone Quartet (Four Bells Sketches, V.51)

November 2002: Wins Ana Laura Hansen-Griffith and Carol H. Wasserman Piano Awards

May 2002: Commissioned by tubist Jason Whitaker (The Tempest, V.34)

June 2001: Wins Edward Bloustien Distinguished Scholar Award, for all undergraduate tuition

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