Pasquale (Pat) Montenegro is a busy conductor, music director, and pianist in the Delaware Valley.
He is a lecturer, conductor, vocal coach and accompanist at The University of the Arts. His latest project with the UArts Opera Ensemble was a production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, with a duel cast and orchestra.
Pat conducts and arranges for Acappella Pops, a regionally known chorus that performs high energy arrangements of Popular songs and Jazz standards. The Pops are based in West Chester, PA.
In 2011 Pat took the helm of The Masterworks Chorale, a mixed chorus based in Springfield, PA. Under his direction the Chorale made a splash with their performances of Requiem by Fauré and William Byrd's Mass for 4 Voices. Pat also conducts The Roxborough Male Chorus, an organization in Philadelphia with a rich history. The Wilmington Community Orchestra (Delaware) and The Gloria Dei Youth Orchestra of Cherry Hill, NJ list among his guest conducting appearances.
As a pianist he has regularly performed with The Philly Pops Festival Chorus, The Philadelphia Boys Choir, The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony in Lansdale, PA and the Jump City Jazz Band in Trooper, PA. As an organist he has been featured alongside The Philadelphia Chorus, The University of the Arts Chorus, The Temple University Concert Choir and The Choristers of Upper Dublin.
Pat also is the Director of Music at Faith Presbyterian Church in Medford, NJ, where he composes and arranges music, and leads an active program of vocal and hand-bell choirs.
Pat received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from The Esther Boyer School of Music at Temple University. There he studied choral and orchestral conducting with Alan Harler, orchestral conducting with Luis Biava and opera musical direction with John Douglas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Arts where his studies included Jazz piano with Trudi Pitts, ear training and conducting with Sean Deibler, Chamber Music with pianist Susan Starr and composition with Andrew Rudin. His lives in Marlton, NJ with his beautiful girls – wife Lauren, and daughters Mia Nicoletta, Sofia Anna, and Olivia Rose.
Class Schedule, Spring 2015
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