Hello, my name is Patrick O'Brien and I am from Allen, Texas. I am currently a freshman at SMU in the Meadows School of the Arts studying music education and music performance. I have had a passion for music ever since I was born and have learned to love to play it once I got the chance to play trumpet.
I can play lots of types of music ranging from classical pieces to jazz and my range ability on trumpet is more than average.
During my high school years I was an accomplished musician, making the all region band three times and the all state band once. I also made the all region jazz band once as well. I played lead trumpet in my high school jazz band for 2 straight years as well as playing first trumpet in my high school concert band for 2 years as well. All four years of high school I have been in the top performing band group.
I am studying under the watchful eye of the principle trumpet in the DSO, Ryan Anthony. I love SMU and cannot wait to see where it will take me in the future.