Patrick Hartson is a Performance Certificate candidate at the DePaul University School of Music, where he studies with Professor Steve Balderston. Patrick also received a Master of Music degree in cello performance at DePaul, and teaches with the DePaul Community Music Division. He also holds the Teaching Assistant position with the DePaul cello studio.
Patrick’s previous teachers include Paul Wingert of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Bruce Uchimura of Western Michigan University. Patrick has participated in the Aria International Summer Academy and the International Cello Institute (St. Olaf College). Patrick’s masterclass experience includes playing for notable cellists, such as Astrid Schween, Mihai Tetel, Brant Taylor, Walter Gray, and Michelle Kesler.
Patrick is also an avid performer in the folk festival scene with his band, The Founding. As a member of this ensemble, Patrick has recorded two studio albums, and traveled the country as a touring musician on both the guitar and cello.