Patrick Fitzgibbon

Patrick Fitzgibbon is a percussionist with a wide range of experience in world music, jazz, and classical traditions. Born and raised in Saginaw, MI, Patrick began playing drum set at an early age and quickly took to other percussion instruments as well as piano and guitar. Under the tutelage of Rich Hogan, Patrick earned a scholarship from the school of music at Michigan State University where he studied under Alison Shaw, Jon Weber and David Hall.

During his time at MSU Patrick played in the school of music‰Ûªs top ensembles, the Spartan Marching Band snare line, and gained lots of experience gigging around East Lansing. In addition to his music scholarship, Partick earned the Budress Foundation Award and the MSU Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement Award.

After graduating in 2005, Patrick travelled to India where he volunteered at Shanti Bhavan boarding school while studying tabla under Rahul Pophali. Patrick then spent some time traveling the world on Norweigan and Holland America Cruise Lines as a show band drummer. After a semester at the California Institute of the Arts studying with Randy Gloss and David Johnson, Patrick returned to Michigan where he received his master's degree in world percussion from Oakland University studying under Mark Stone. During his time at OU, Patrick travelled to Ghana to study gyil with Bernard Woma and Trinidad to play in Panorama with the Birdsong Steel Orchestra under the direction of Andy Narell.

Located near Detroit, Patrick has made his career performing, teaching and composing. Patrick regularly performs with many of Detroit's top musicians including a recent run of Motown the Musical at the Fischer theater. His percussion quartet Rela and his professional steelband perform at venues throughout Michigan. His original compositions for steelband can be heard on his new album "The Travelers". His compositions have also been used in promotional materials for Ford, Bosch Automotive, and the DetroitJournal.com.

Patrick currently serves on the faculty of Oakland University and Saginaw Valley State University where he teaches world music, percussion and steelband. For more information visit Patrick Fitzgibbon's website.
Catchy rhythms and intricate harmonies—the title track to the new CD by steel drum composer Patrick Fitzgibbon.
Duration: 9:45 | Level: Med-Advanced
$40.00
Catchy rhythms and intricate harmonies—the title track to the new CD by steel drum composer Patrick Fitzgibbon.
Duration: 9:45 | Level: Med-Advanced
$36.00
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