Patrick Romano has performed around the world, as both choral conductor and tenor soloist. He has led choral performances at Carnegie and Avery Fisher halls in New York City, the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, and Sarasota (Fla.) Opera House, the Henry Crown Symphony Hall in Jerusalem, Israel, and the Grand Theater in Shanghai, China. Romano is choral director at the Perlman Music Program and the Riverdale Country School in New York. He directs ensembles at Sarah Lawrence University and Juilliard Pre-College. In addition to his regular teaching, Romano has led workshops for high school choruses from the U.S., Canada, China, and Israel.
Prior to his conducting career, he was a tenor soloist in the internationally renowned early music ensemble the Waverly Consort. While with the group, he performed in concert series at Alice Tully Hall, the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, toured extensively throughout North and South America, and made several appearances on PBS’s Shakespeare presentations as musical entertainment. He won first place in the Geneva International Music Competition with the New York Vocal Arts Ensemble. He was also tenor soloist with the Rifkin Bach Ensemble, the American Bach Soloists, the Amor Artis Orchestra and Choir, the Dessoff Choirs, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and the Paul Hill Chorale in Washington, D.C. He was twice soloist with the Casals Festival Orchestra in Puerto Rico.
Romano can be heard on recordings of Mozart’s Requiem with the Amor Artis Orchestra, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the American Bach Soloists, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and in arrangements of Schubert’s Der Erlkönig and An Den Mond with the Bryant Park Quartet.
Romano received his bachelor’s and master’s in voice and conducting at West Chester (Pa.) University. In 2001, Romano was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the School of Music at West Chester University.