Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument's history. He has performed more than 3,500 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. He is a former member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and has gone on to become an incredibly diverse artist with concert performances transcending stylistic genres and building fans around the world for his instrument, the tuba. He has been featured in television and radio broadcasts on 4 continents including appearances on NBC’s "Today Show" and NPR’s "All Things Considered" and "Performance Today." Along with Sam Pilafian, he is the co-author of the world's best-selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym®, which is used by thousands of educators every day and more than a million students have used to improve their instrumental abilities.
Beyond his busy performing life, Patrick's commitment to education is extensive. His wind students occupy positions in major international ensembles. Mr. Sheridan has served on the music faculties at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The Rotterdam Conservatory, The Royal Northern College of Music, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Most recently, Patrick served on the music faculty at the University of California - Los Angeles where he was the Director of the UCLA Wind Ensemble, the UCLA Brass Ensemble, and a professor of tuba and euphonium.
Mr. Sheridan has over 30 years of experience in the music industry as a design consultant. Instruments influenced by Patrick’s designs are played in hundreds of professional orchestras, military bands, and chamber ensembles around the world. Thousands of university, high school, middle school, and elementary school students play on instruments in which Patrick has been involved in the design process. He is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments, XO Professional Brass, and Hercules Stands.
Patrick also frequently works across the United States as a guest conductor with professional and community ensembles, university bands, and orchestras as well as high school and middle school all-state bands and orchestras. Patrick is a member of ASCAP, an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and a Trustee of The International Music Camp. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and spends his free time with his family hiking and camping in beautiful Arizona while they tolerate his photography obsession.