Assistant Director of The Academy of Contemporary Music
Canadian-American violinist and composer Patrick Conlon has been highly praised for both his artistry as a composer and his playing as concertmaster, session musician, and soloist. A genre-busting musician in every sense of the word, Patrick Conlon’s compositions have been described as “bridging the gap between classical music’s ivory tower intellectualism and popular music’s visceral sensualism.”
As a composer, Patrick 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 been composing, arranging, and producing music for film, sound installations, live performances, and album recordings with work featured on the Naxos, Centaur, TBD Records, Azica Records, and Hit City U.S.A. labels, and an arranger, music producer, and score mixer on movies including Oyate, What Josiah Saw, Iké Boys, The Bygone, The Chickasaw Rancher, and The Mustard Seed.
Patrick Conlon is currently 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.