Annapolis Chamber Music Festival

Fearless musicians. Stories that sing.

Patrick Jankowski, horn


A native of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Patrick Jankowski is a horn player, writer, and teacher based in the New York City area. As a soloist and together with SoundMind, Patrick has premiered and recorded works by several living composers, and collaborated on projects with the Clark Art Institute, the Nassau County Museum of Art, the Concrete Timbre series in Brooklyn, and others. The quintet has been featured by the New York Composers’ Circle, the composition department at The Manhattan School of Music, and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Parlor Room Series, among others, and will hold residencies at Third Street Music Settlement and the Lake George Music Festival in its upcoming season. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has played with a number of the city’s new music ensembles, including The Curiosity Cabinet, Contemporaneous, and with MATA, appearing at Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, and the Kitchen. As a core member of the conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound in San Francisco, Patrick gives several performances throughout the year in the Bay Area, and has performed with the Annapolis Chamber Music Festival since its founding in 2016. Beyond music, Patrick devotes his attention to writing. His program annotations and articles have been featured in domestic and international publications, and he was a Fellow at the 2018 Rubin Institute for Music Criticism in San Francisco. He has written and edited content for college textbooks for McGraw-Hill, and worked with Juilliard’s Global K-12 Program in developing sustainable collaborations in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. He works with the U.K.-based firm Moving Performance, using music as an adult learning tool with high-profile corporate clients. Patrick is on faculty at Hunter College in New York City, and in the Music Advancement Division at The Juilliard School, where he teaches variously in the areas of horn and musicianship, music history, and the arts in society. He lives in Westport, Connecticut with his partner Brent and their German Shepherd Scarlet.