Born in Cape Canaveral, Fla., hornist Patrick Jankowski has lived and performed in the New York City area since 2011. He is a member of the wind quintet SoundMind and the conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound in San Francisco, and is resident horn player with the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival. Jankowski was a member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and Ballet, and performed with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. Working closely with living composers, his most recent premieres include chamber music of Hannah Lash and Whitney George. Jankowski was awarded top prize at the International Horn Society Solo Competition and the Oneppo Chamber Music Prize. His principal teachers are Michelle Stebleton of Florida State University and William Purvis of the Yale School of Music.
A writer and lecturer on music and the arts, Jankowski’s articles and commissioned annotations have been published internationally, and he is a writer and editor of pedagogical books and online learning tools for McGraw-Hill Higher Education. He taught music to grade school students as a fellow of the Music in Schools Initiative in New Haven, Conn., and as an apprentice teaching artist with the New York Philharmonic. Jankowski is on faculty at Hunter College in Manhattan, and is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Yale University. He joined the MAP faculty in 2017.