Patrick O'Malley - Composer in Residence

Patrick O’Malley (1989) is a composer whose works explore the musical interplay between emotion, color, energy, and landscape. His pieces span many of the contemporary mediums for classical music, and have been performed across the United States as well as in Europe. Often when writing a new piece, O’Malley considers the listener’s imagination as much as every other musical element – an admittedly and enjoyably subjective endeavor – while balancing challenging musical ideas with traditional elements. He has received a number of awards for his music, along with performances from major orchestras such as the Columbus and Milwaukee Symphonies. O’Malley is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Southern California, and also serves as the arranger and conductor for the video game concert series Journey LIVE.