Patrick is teaching Double Reed Technique, conducting Woodwind Ensemble and coaching a Chamber Group.
Born and raised in London Ontario, Patrick Headley is an award-winning bassoonist, music educator, and emerging young conductor. While earning his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Performance and Literature from the University Western Ontario, Patrick won his first professional audition at age 18 and has since been in high demand as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and orchestral bassoonist.
An advocate of Canadian music, Patrick was chosen to perform John Weinzweig’s Divertimento no. 3 for Bassoon and Orchestra as a part of his official centenary in 2013. Patrick has served as conductor of the Quinte Symphony, as a performing coach and sectional conductor with La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra, and he currently serves as conducting faculty at the international chamber music camp, Music at Port Milford. Also an accomplished music educator, Patrick has taught at the University of Western Ontario, served as head of the performing arts at Rosseau Lake College, and currently teaches music at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School in Oakville. As a graduate student, Patrick assisted James McKay with the development of the Légère synthetic double reed, upon which he performs exclusively.
Patrick enjoys singing and has performed as tenor soloist in productions of The Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem. Currently living in Prince Edward County Ontario, Patrick can be heard hosting several programmes on 99.3 County FM in Eastern Ontario.
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