School of Music

Patrick Corvington

Biography

Patrick Corvington has been inseparable from the trumpet for over twenty years. A passionate and versatile musician, Mr. Corvington has performed as a freelance trumpeter across Upstate New York since moving to Rochester during the summer of 2015. He can be heard in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Corvington has performed locally with the Finger Lakes Opera Orchestra, and he spends his summers performing as Third Trumpet with the Des Moines Metro Opera Festival Orchestra. Previously, Mr. Corvington played with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra as Acting Third Trumpet. Performing across Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands from 2013-2015, he could also be heard in concert with the Hawaii Opera Theatre Orchestra and the Honolulu Brass Quintet.

In the fall of 2018 Mr. Corvington was appointed Lecturer of Trumpet at Nazareth College where he maintains a private trumpet studio comprised of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in music. At Nazareth College Mr. Corvington additionally instructs trumpet studio class, co-teaches a Brass Techniques course, and performs with the resident faculty brass quintet, Wilmot Brass. Prior to his appointment at Nazareth College Mr. Corvington served as Lecturer of Trumpet at the State University of New York at Geneseo. A dedicated music educator, Mr. Corvington has guided hundreds of trumpet players as a private instructor, chamber music coach, marching band and music advisor, adjudicator, and guest clinician for schools throughout the states of Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and New York. Mr. Corvington taught at the Roberts Community Music School, and is now an Instructor of Trumpet at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and the Eastman Community Music School.

Mr. Corvington earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Florida State University under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Moore. He completed his Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas under trumpet virtuoso Ms. Marie Speziale. Mr. Corvington served as a substitute and extra musician with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, appeared with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and Miami’s New World Symphony, and was appointed Second Trumpet of the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra for their 2015 season. He can additionally be heard on recording labels Naxos and Beau Fleuve in concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Mr. Corvington enjoys spending free time with Ms. Maura McCune Corvington, his wife and the Second Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is honored to be a part of the wonderful and historic musical community in Rochester!

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Studio Trumpet
  • Brass Methods

Education

  • Rice University, MM
  • Florida State University, BM