Patrick Valentino, Music Director & Conductor


Patrick Valentino, Music Director of Bay Colony Brass, is a conductor, composer, and trumpet player. He has degrees from Ithaca College, New England Conservatory, and Montclair State University. He has also studied in Moscow, Russia.


Patrick is in great demand as a conductor and composer. His leadership has been called “stirring,” “original,” and “achieving wonderful results from the orchestra.” In addition to being named Music Director of Bay Colony Brass, he currently serves as Artistic Director of the Boston New Music Initiative, and Music Director at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Beverly. He is also the Founder and Director of the Stella Concert Series.


His previous appointments include Assistant Conductor for the Ithaca College orchestras, the Westfield Symphony, and Symphony NOVA. He has conducted the Monmouth Symphony, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Symphony NOVA, the Mihail Jora Philharmonic, Massive Brass, the Tempus Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Music Society, among others. He has also served as production manager for Boston Musica Viva, the oldest new music group in Boston.


As a composer, Patrick was recently commissioned to write the new alma mater for Thomas Edison State University. His American Fanfare was selected for the opening dedication concert of Leshowitz Hall at the John J. Cali School of Music, and his vibraphone concerto, Visions, will be performed in an expanded version in Spring 2017 at the University of Texas—Austin. His music has been performed by the Nashua Symphony, Monmouth Symphony, Central New Jersey Symphony, Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center, Ariel String Quartet, the brass ensembles of the Moscow Conservatory, etc.


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