Tubist PATRICK SHERIDAN has been enthusiastically received as a solo artist around the world. He made his solo debut playing an arrangement of The Blue Bells of Scotland accompanied by his mom, Diana, when he was just 10 years old, only months after he had started playing his chosen instrument, the tuba! He made his solo orchestral debut at the age of 15 playing a Mozart Horn Concerto on the tuba. Since then, Patrick has rocketed to success as a solo performer in venues ranging from the White House to an NBA half-time show.
As a former member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, he thrilled audiences across the United States with his amazing virtuosity and musicianship as one of the band's primary soloists. He is equally at home with standard classical repertoire and as an entertainer in the "pops" realm. In addition to his musical studies with legendary tuba artists Arnold Jacobs, Daniel Perantoni, Harvey Phillips and Jim Self, Sheridan holds a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance and marketing from the University of Michigan.
Sheridan's touring schedule regularly takes him throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Japan. This year his touring schedule will take him to 20 countries around the globe and 35 states across America and includes such ensembles as the Grand Rapids Symphony, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, The Williams Fairey Band, and the United States Army Band. Patrick is currently the Visiting Professor of Tuba at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. Patrick is regularly featured on BBC Radio and PBS and NPR broadcasts, including the program All Things Considered.
Sheridan is a Clinician/Artist for Boosey & Hawkes. He performs his solo work entirely on a Besson BE983 E-flat tuba and a Dillon Sheridan S3 mouthpiece from Sheridan's line of mouthpieces with Dillon Music, Inc.