A native of North Augusta, South Carolina, Patrick Herring’s primary teachers were Nancy Goeres, and Peter Kolkay. Mr. Herring has also performed in master classes for Phil Pandolfi, Frank Morelli, Sue Heineman, and Judith LeClair.
Mr. Herring is the principal bassoonist with the Long Bay and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestras, and second bassoon with Spartanburg Philharmonic. Patrick plays regularly with the South Carolina Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, and Hilton Head Symphony orchestras. He has also performed with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Akron, OH and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra in Wheeling, WV.
Mr. Herring received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina, and earned his Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Carnegie Mellon University. While at CMU, he performed with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in 2009 and 2010 at Carnegie Hall in New York, and was a finalist in the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition.