Patrick Moore, Director

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore has an extensive background in cultivating successful young musicians in the Greater Houston Area. As a director of Opus 99, Patrick’s vision is aimed to inspire the lives of young musicians and to serve the community by offering an experience to members of the youth orchestra to grow their talents so they can maximize their greater musical potential.

His passion for classical music grew from the time he was beginning his journey as a student in the Texas Education System in Midland, TX. That humble passion for music has led him to become an educator of the classical music art form. Patrick holds a bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University and a Master's degree from Rice University. His principal teachers were Lynn Harrell, Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes, Alex Ezerman, and Barbara Haffner. 

 

Patrick has been a part of the faculty at the American Festival for the Arts (AFA) for several years. Here he directed chamber groups and was able to give students an enriching experience to elevate their performance abilities. Patrick is also the cellist for the Axiom Quartet and has held Master Classes across the United States. Recently at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Southeast Missouri State University, Patrick, along with the members of the Axiom Quartet provided master classes and performances for the students that attend these universities. The Axiom Quartet has also recently toured Asia with their album “Axiom— Moments of Truth” released in 2018. Patrick is also affiliated with the Opera in the Heights, Houston Latin American Philharmonic, Aperio New Music Ensemble, Frame Dance Company, Uptown Dance Company, Creative Minds Collaborate, the Foundation For Modern Music, and teaches cello at the University of St. Thomas.