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Patrick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2008

Patrick, a Hereford, MD native, is regarded as one of the most innovative fiddlers in the industry, able to translate the traditions of Bluegrass, Old time and Irish music into a fresh, eclectic, forward-thinking language of his own.
A highly in-demand sideman, he has performed and recorded with musical icons such as Bobby Osborne (Grand Ole Opry), Del McCoury (Grand Ole Opry), Marty Stuart (Grand Ole Opry), Paul Williams and J.D. Crowe, John McCutcheon, Dailey & Vincent (Grand Ole Opry), and Billy McComiskey (NEA Fellow).
Patrick and his fiddle have appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Grand Ole Opry, The Birchmere, The Country Ren-dez vous Festival in Crappone, FR, The U.S. Embassy in Quito, EC, Die Dreikönigskirche in Dresden, DE and The Koppernik Theatre in Prague, CZ, the Norsk Country Treff, Breim, Norway.
He is the full time fiddler with the multi-GRAMMY® Nominated Country/Bluegrass super-group Dailey & Vincent, a founding member of Baltimore-based traditional roots quartet Charm City Junction, and is a featured recording artist for the Patuxent Music recording label.
He has three self-produced recording projects and recently released Charm City Fiddle Favorites, Vol. 1—sixteen foot-stomping solo fiddle tunes that embody Baltimore’s style of music.
• In 2016, he was a featured artist on the soundtrack of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, a Firaxis/2K Games videogame.
• Recently awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2015 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, an award reserved for emerging virtuosic artists.
• Audie Blaylock and Redline’s I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky topped both Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 10 Albums and Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Song Chart with Patrick on fiddle.
• Patrick’s CD release, Rutland’s Reel, was described as, “a roller coaster of pure uncut fiddle nirvana” by Joseph Scott in Country Music Pride.
Patrick holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Towson University, where he studied under the direction of pianist Tim Murphy, trumpeter David Ballou and violinist Dr. Jeffrey Howard.

Currently residing near Nashville, TN.

Quotes about Patrick:
“He absorbs from any genre, but even more important, he can figure out how a certain style can impact what he plays in a different context.” - Fiddler Magazine
“McAvinue is one of the most in-demand players on the local music scene—and beyond...his talents are audibly virtuosic." – Baltimore Style Magazine

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Experience

Musician
Jan 2017 - Present
Dailey & Vincent Inc.

Moved to Nashville, TN in January to become the full-time fiddler for the group, Dailey & Vincent

Instrumental Music Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
Waldorf School of Baltimore

Violin, Viola and Mandolin Instructor
Jan 2012 - Jan 2017
Mike's Music, Ellicott City, MD

Education

Bachelor's of Music in Jazz Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011
Towson University

Awards

Fiddle Player of the Year
Oct 2017
International Bluegrass Music Association
Momentum Instrumentalist
Sep 2015
International Bluegrass Music Association

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Feb 2011

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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BMI
Jan 2006

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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SoundExchange
Jan 2006

SoundExchange helps the music and creative community thrive in the digital age. SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit collective management organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders.
We represent recording artists – from unsigned a cappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It’s our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio.

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International Bluegrass Music Association
Jan 2004

IBMA is the trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals, empowers the bluegrass community, and encourages worldwide appreciation of bluegrass music of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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