Like many instrumentalists in Texas, trombone performance master’s student Patrick Stauffer began playing the trombone as a sixth grader in Little Elm, TX. However, his passion for music began years before.
“I first started playing piano at the age of 5 and took lessons for about six years,” Patrick said. “I never got too good at piano, but I’d say that is where my interest in music started, as well as singing in my church choir growing up.”
Years later, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Baylor, he finds himself thrilled to be playing amongst the world-class talent at The University of Texas at Austin where he has performed with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, UT Trombone Choir and more.
In addition to performing, Patrick is also incredibly passionate about teaching, and he hopes to inspire people with his music.
“The arts and especially music has opened up a whole new world to me that I never knew existed,” Patrick said. “It is my humble opinion that the arts can enrich people’s lives in a way that nothing else can.”