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Patrick Geren
Euphonium Instructor
Bachelors in Music Education and Performance - Illinois State University
Master's in Performance - University of Georgia

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Patrick Geren earned his Master’s in Performance from the University of Georgia with David Zerkel and his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Performance from Illinois State University with Dr. Andy Rummel and Dr. Mark Babbitt. He is a freelance music educator, performer, and composer currently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area working in the Coppell and Prosper Independent School Districts. Before moving to DFW he did similar freelance work across many of the districts in Austin (TX). 


Patrick has been involved in the DCI activity for 20 years as a performer and educator,
helping bring 2 DCI Championships to the 2016 Bluecoats and 2023 Blue Devils. He previously taught on the brass staff at the Bluecoats from 2016-2022, specializing in baritone, euphonium, and trombone. In addition he worked on the brass staff at the Santa
Clara Vanguard (2012-2014), Blue Stars (2011), and as a brass consultant for Pacific Crest (2018). Patrick joined the Blue Devils brass staff in 2023.

As a member of the University of Georgia Tuba Quartet, he earned honors as first runner-up in the chamber ensemble competitions
at the 2014 Music Teachers National Association in Chicago and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held at Indiana University. His original work, “Tipping Point,” was a finalist in the 2016 U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Composition Contest and was
recorded by the North Texas Euphonium Quartet on their debut album, “Machines.” He is also a performer with the Backburner Tuba and Euphonium Collective.

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