Patrick Lenz (b.1994) is a M.M. Composition student at Rice University from Eastman, Wisconsin. Patrick completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Baylor University. Patrick has studied with Dr. Anthony Brandt, Dr. Scott McAllister, and Dr. Edward Taylor. He has written numerous works for chamber groups and soloists, as well as for large ensembles. Recently, Patrick’s composition for Wind Ensemble, Pillar of Fire, was named the winner of the 2016 Baylor University Composition Contest and the 2018 Red Note New Music Composition Competition. Notable commissions are Dr. Jun Qian, Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Baylor University, 15.19 Ensemble, and Morpheme Saxophone Quartet. Notable performances include 2016 Baylor University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. J. Eric Wilson, 2018 Illinois State University Wind Symphony at the 2018 Red Note New Music Festival, Oregon State University Wind Ensemble at 2017 Western International Band Clinic, the 2015 International Clarinet Association conference.
As a Saxophonist, Patrick was a member of the Baylor University Wind Ensemble and Baylor University Jazz Ensemble for 4 years, has played as a concerto grosso soloist with the Baylor University Wind Ensemble at their 2016 TMEA Performance, and won the 2016 and 2017 Sempre Pro Musica chamber music competition with Morpheme Saxophone Quartet. Patrick was a student of Dr. Michael Jacobson (Professor of Saxophone, Baylor University) and has studied with Dr. J. Eric Wilson (Director of Bands, Baylor University). Patrick now teaches privately in the Houston Area.