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Patrick Conlon

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Patrick Conlon


Patrick Conlon (b. c. 1988, Ottawa, Ont., Can.) is a Canadian-American violinist and composer.

Mr. Conlon studied music composition and music performance at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a teaching assistant in music theory. He was also violinist and composer at the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble.

Patrick Conlon's compositions have been described as "bridging the gap between classical music's ivory tower intellectualism and popular music's visceral sensualism." He has written for and collaborated with such diverse groups as the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble, Arkansas Symphony, Fort Smith Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma Virtuosi, RACE Dance Collective, Oklahoma Contemporary and many others. He is the principal second violinist for the Fort Smith Symphony, and performs regularly with the Lawton Philharmonic, Tulsa Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Through his company Onyx Lane, Patrick has composed, arranged, and produced music for film, sound installations, live performances, and album recordings, and an arranger, music producer, and score mixer on movies including Oyate, What Josiah Saw, and Iké Boys.

As a gigging musician, Patrick has accompanied touring musicians such as Weird Al Yankovic (Strings Attached), Smokey Robinson, and others. Patrick is a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs).

Mr. Conlon is currently [2022] the assistant director of The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma and teaches courses in film scoring, studio recording, and composition.

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