Saxophone Syrinx Quintet (SoCa)
Patrick Olmos is a Southern California based saxophonist and music educator. He holds degrees from the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University - Long Beach (BM Saxophone Performance) and University of Missouri - Kansas City (MM, AC Saxophone Performance). He enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Patrick made his concerto debut in 2014 with the Bob Cole Conservatory Orchestra. He has been a soloist with the UMKC Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds of the Pacific, and has performed in solo and chamber recitals and concerts throughout the United States. As an advocate for new music, Patrick has commissioned and collaborated on numerous new works for saxophone.
Patrick has received awards in many of the nation’s top chamber and solo competitions, placing first at the state and regional 2018 MTNA Young Artist’s Competition and winning Third Prize at the national level. As a member of the Southpaw Saxophone Quartet, Patrick won Second Prize at the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition and Third Prize in 2018. Patrick has also been a National Finalist in the 2013 and 2016 MTNA Chamber music competition and competed in the 2018 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
An active music educator, Patrick is a Teaching Artist with the Harmony Project where he teaches beginning band to elementary school students. In addition to teaching with Harmony Project, Patrick maintains a private studio and works as a clinician with several area middle schools and high schools, as well as universities throughout the country.
Patrick is a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance. His primary teachers are Yi Chen, James Barrera, and Zach Shemon.