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Patrice is the Concertmaster of the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra, in Everett, WA. She is also Concertmaster of the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society Orchestra, and the Associate Concertmaster of the Whidbey Island Saratoga Orchestra. Other current positions include the Maui Pops Orchestra, Maui Chamber Orchestra, and she subs for the Yakima Symphony. Patrice is 1st Violinist in the string quartet, Quartette Con Brio! She is a freelance musician and contractor.

Patrice earned her BA in Violin Performance from Seattle Pacific

University. Her instructors included Richard Skerlong, Seattle

Symphony Principal Viola Emeritus, and Joseph Golan, Principal 2nd Violinist in the Chicago Symphony. Patrice has been a long-time

private Violin and Viola teacher in the Chicago and Seattle areas. She has performed professionally across the United States and Mexico,

including with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa Fla., and the Mexico City Philharmonic. Patrice also performed as a soloist with the Everett Symphony during their 1996 tour to Vienna, Austria, and again in 1998 in Everett, WA. She will perform as the soloist for the Everett Philharmonic 2022-2023 Season Opener on October 9th, 2022.

Patrice lives with her husband, Don, on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA.

Photos by Amy Alden Bolander

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