Speranza, Patrick

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Country: Chicago, U.S.A.

Studies: DePauw University (Bachelor of Music Education) & Northwestern University (Master in Music Performance)



Patrick Speranza is an active percussionist, educator, and composer in the Northwest Indiana and Chicago-land area. Patrick is currently the Percussion Director at Munster High School in Munster, IN where he directs the marching percussion program, the Winter Percussion Ensemble, the Concert Percussion Ensemble and assists with the percussion sections in each of the concert bands. Under his direction, the Munster Winter Percussion Ensemble has been an Indiana Percussion Association State Finalist each year since it’s founding in 2016 and was named the Concert Open Class State Champion in 2018. Patrick also works as a Percussion Instructor with the band programs of the Lake Central School Corporation. As a performer, Patrick has been a regular member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago since 2016, and he frequently plays with regional orchestras around Chicago. He has been a finalist in the Northwestern University Concerto Competition, Semi-Finalist in the Southern California Marimba Competition, and the winner of the DePauw University Concerto Competition. Patrick has made international tours to Brazil and China and was a member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps for two years.

Works for Percussion

Avalanche Lake - Percussion 13
Freerider - Percussion 10
Riptide - Marimba; Percussion 10
In The Sky - Percussion 10