Robert Patterson, clarinet

Photo Credit: Jiyang Chen

Rob Patterson is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Boston University’s School of Music, faculty at the Aria International Summer Academy, and Acting Principal Clarinet of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

Rob’s chamber music performances have taken him across North and South America, Europe and Asia. In Boston, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Chamber Musicians at the Boston Public Library, and has performed contemporary music as a member of the VERGE Ensemble in Washington, DC. Previously he was a member of the Philadelphia-based Ensemble 39, which was invited to serve in residence at the Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile.

Rob has been the featured soloist in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Charlottesville Symphony as well as the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Lyrique-En-Mer Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Middletown Symphony Orchestra, and the Howard County Concert Players. As a former Strathmore Music Center Artist in Residence, Rob presented a series of solo recitals, masterclasses, and a recital at the Kennedy Center.

Rob has served as Acting Principal Clarinet with the Baltimore and Louisville Orchestras as well as Principal Clarinet with the Charlottesville Symphony and Lyrique-en-Mer Festival Orchestra in France. Additionally, he has served as guest Principal Clarinet for the orchestras of Albany, Cincinnati, Richmond, Huntsville, Pasadena, Peoria, as well as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Recent masterclass invitations have included the Curtis Institute, San Francisco Conservatory, Peabody Institute, University of North Texas, University of Toronto, Grieg Academy, Sibelius Academy, and Royal College of Music (Sweden).

Upcoming Performances:

Aug 25 – American Minimalism: A Retrospective

Aug 27 – Floating Concert