“I had finished my undergraduate degree in Percussion at Boise State University and was attempting to find a Master’s percussion program at other potential schools with very little luck. I contacted Pat after we had performed a Thanksgiving concert together for the Boise community. Except for one other individual, Pat was the reason I received a Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Percussion and am now attending Central Michigan University for my Master’s degree. Pat met with me at the drop of a hat multiple times and aided in choosing my audition music for multiple school auditions. Most importantly, he was able to connect with people he has networked with over his career and allowed me to expedite the process of being accepted into gradate school. Though I was never a student of Pat’s, what floored me was how involved Pat was willing to be in my journey to the next step of my life, DESPITE not having any prior experiences with me. Without his guidance and persistence to help in all aspects of the graduate procedures, I would not be continuing my education as I am now. Thank You Pat!”

November 15, 2018