Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Assistant Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
About Dr. Patrick Lawrence
Dr. Patrick Lawrence is Assistant Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University where his dissertation Solo Literature for Trombone and Organ, an annotated bibliography, was recognized as an important musical reference for trombonists and educators. Dr. Lawrence also holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Arizona, and Bachelor degrees in Secondary Music Education and Performance from The University of Mary.
An active performer, he is the conductor of the Wausau Symphonic Band, and principal trombonist with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. A strong advocate for collaboration with organists, he commissioned and premiered “Resolution for Trombone and Organ” in 2009 and performed at the American Guild of Organists-South West Convention. He served as 2nd trombonist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and has given recitals in the United States and Canada. As a sideman, Patrick has shared the stage with musical greats Yo-Yo Ma, Louis Bellson, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, Wayne Newton, Jerry Lewis, Linda Ronstadt, the Don Rickles Orchestra, Buddy Morrow and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and the Artie Shaw Big Band.
Dr. Lawrence was the 2013 recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point excellence in teaching award. He is a passionate educator, working with elementary through college-age students. He taught middle school band and orchestra in Arizona where his student groups received superior and excellent ratings at local, state and national music festivals.
Dr. Lawrence has articles and music reviews published in the International Trombone Association Journal, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal, and Wisconsin School Musician.