Patrick Hughes, horn
Patrick Hughes joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 where he performs with UTBRASS and the University of Texas Winds (faculty WW quintet). He was honored as an Outstanding Teacher by the UT College of Fine Arts in 2005. Prior to his appointment at UT, he taught horn and theory at the University of New Mexico from 1995-2001, where he played principal horn with the Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and performed throughout the US and in China with the New Mexico Brass Quintet. He has held prior teaching appointments at Ithaca College and SUNY Fredonia and has performed with a number of groups across the US including Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Opera, San Antonio Opera, Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Erie (PA) Philharmonic, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Cedar Rapids Symphony, and the New Columbian Brass Band (KY). In addition to an active free-lance career in Austin, Mr. Hughes is most “at home” as a soloist/recitalist, performing in recitals throughout the US, at yearly regional horn conferences, and at the IHS International Horn Conferences held in 2001 and 2005. He hosted the 2005 Mid-South Regional Horn Workshop at the University of Texas, and is currently on the Reviewing Committee of the Meir Rimon Commissioning Assistance Fund. Mr. Hughes holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He can be heard as a contributing artist on the Thoughtful Wanderings…compositions by Douglas Hill released in 2001, on MidWinter (with singer/songwriter Peter Mayer) released in 2005, and on New Mexico Winds, also released in 2005.