Patrick Vu

Patrick Vu (b. 1998) is an award-winning composer from Allen, Texas whose music has quickly gained attention in the United States. His music has been performed across the United States and beyond by both professional and collegiate ensembles. Patrick has received commissions and performances from professional organizations including VocalEssence, Chor Leoni, Dallas Chamber Choir, Chorus Austin, the Princeton Singers, Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland, Lubbock Chorale, Fort Worth Opera, the Savannah VOICE Festival, and numerous universities around the country. Most recently, Patrick was awarded the 2023 ACDA Raymond Brock Prize for Student Composers for his piece “On the Hillside.“

His works have been performed at regional and national ACDA conferences, various state MEA conventions, SCI Regional Conferences, NATS, and more. In 2025, he will receive his Carnegie Hall debut with a premiere of a new choral work commissioned by National Concerts. While Patrick remains mostly self-published, his choral music is published by Gentry, Hinshaw, Galaxy, Carl Fischer, and Alliance. Additionally, his art songs have been published by North Star Music in their “Modern Music for New Singers” series. Patrick has collaborated with and studied in private masterclasses with Eriks Esenvalds, Dr. André J. Thomas, Libby Larson, Steven Sametz, Michael Ching, and Jake Heggie.

In May 2022, Patrick graduated with a BM in Music Composition and a BME Vocal Music Education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where he studied composition under Dr. Martin Blessinger and conducting under Dr. Christopher Aspaas. Currently, Patrick is pursuing his MM in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas under Dr. Alan Zabriskie.


National Concert Chorus
Drs. Alan Zabriskie & Jeffrey Allen Murdock, Co-Guest Conductors
Patrick Vu, Composer-In-Residence

Join us for a special performance of an innovative and artistic program including a world-premiere and brought to life by artistic projection. Under the direction and artistic vision of co-guest conductors, Drs. Jeffrey Allen Murdock and Alan Zabriskie, select choirs will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform at world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City. For ensembles interested in solo time on stage, a Spotlight performance is also available. Ask us how! Optional packages are available to accommodate your transportation, sightseeing, and dining needs. This is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your singers!