BIO

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Patrick Holcomb (b. 1996) is a composer pursuing his master's degree in composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studies with Aaron Travers and serves as Assistant Director of the New Music Ensemble & Co-Coordinator of Music Composition. Holcomb also studied with Evis Sammoutis, Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann, and Dana Wilson at Ithaca College, where he graduated with a B.M. in Composition with a minor in Anthropology in 2018; and with Mark Camphouse prior to beginning his higher education. His other previous teachers from master classes and festivals include Augusta Read Thomas, Chinary Ung, Kenneth Fuchs, Larry Alan Smith, Paula Matthusen, Dan Román, Gilda Lyons, and Ken Steen. His compositional honors include the Richard K. Joseph Composition Prize for his piece Ghost-light, first prize in the 2017 Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest Division I Class B for his piece Shortcut Through the City, and first prize in the 2014 Neva Greenwood Memorial Student Composition Competition for his piece Human Kite. Holcomb is also a two-time recipient of commissions from Connecticut Summerfest, for which he wrote Finding Muse for Apple Orange Pair in 2017 and The Sun Rising for Akropolis Reed Quintet in 2018.