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Patrick ValentinoPatrick Valentino
Patrick (MM conducting '13) presented his research on Messiaen at the 2012 Whalen Symposium, at which he won an Outstanding Student Research Prize

Patrick (MM conducting '13) was invited to the 2012 Whalen Symposium to present his research on Messiaen's use of ancient Greek poetic forms in his music, and subsequently won an Outstanding Student Research Prize (one of only 10 that were awarded). Patrick is currently seeking publication of his research in music journals.

H is currently a student of Jeffery Meyer and hods degrees in music composition from New England Conservatory and Montclair State University. He also studied composition and conducting at the
Moscow Conservatory.

He serves asassistant conductor for the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and co-directs the Sinfonietta. He also guest conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and numerous student ensembles. Information about his music, upcoming concerts, and other details can be found at his website, PatrickValentinoMusic.com.