Trombone, Assistant Principal
Patrick Montgomery began his musical studies at the piano at the age of six and after a brief stint with the violin in the fourth and fifth grade, he discovered his true calling as a trombonist at the age of twelve. Patrick started with the San Antonio Symphony in 2014. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Michigan under David Jackson followed by his Artist’s Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Nitzan Haroz, Matthew Vaughn, and Blair Bollinger.
Patrick was awarded an honorable mention at the 2009 Eastern Trombone Workshop Solo Competition, where he returned in 2011 as a member of EuFouria, comprised of members of the University of Michigan trombone studio, who were co-winners of the quartet competition. Also in 2011, EuFouria was a finalist in the International Trombone Festival (ITF) Quartet Competition and Patrick was a finalist in the ITF Marsteller Solo Competition.
In addition to playing the trombone, Patrick is an avid runner and enjoys hiking.