Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument’s history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. He is a former member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Beyond his busy performing life, Patrick’s commitment to education is extensive. His wind students occupy positions in major international ensembles. Mr. Sheridan has served on the music faculties at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The Rotterdam Conservatory, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He most recently served on the music faculty at UCLA where he conducted the Brass Ensemble and Wind Ensemble and taught tuba/euphonium. Along with Sam Pilafian, he is the co-author of the world’s best-selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym, which won the 2009 EMMY Award for Instructional/Informational Video Production. He is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments and XO Brass. Patrick also frequently works across the United States as a guest conductor with university bands and orchestras as well as high school and middle school all-state and regional honor bands and orchestras most recently serving as the Nebraska All-State Band Conductor. Patrick is a member of ASCAP, an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and a Trustee of The International Music Camp.
Patrick Sheridan’s appearance is made possible through the generous support of Jupiter.
Freaking about Fillmore? Grim about Grainger? Horrified with Holst? Questioning what, how, and why you are teaching? Need to fall in love with music and teaching, again? Want to hear your scores in greater detail? Come to this inspirational clinic about intention and focus. Discover pathways to improved musicianship, inspiration, and meaning in your music education career.
Learn the how and why behind the world’s most popular breathing method for instrumental and choral improvement. Explore the anatomically correct way to teach posture which will allow for the freedom of movement necessary to create characteristic sounds vocally and instrumentally. The content and sequencing of the Breathing Gym® exercises will be introduced in this activity-based clinic.