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Patrick Marcinko III

Patrick J. Marcinko III, Independent

PATRICK MARCINKO attended Marywood University where he was able to contribute his talents in nearly every musical setting , earned a Bachelor of Music degree and gained his state teaching certificate. While attending Marywood U., Pat attended the Manhattan School of Music Summer Jazz Program. He studied Classical percussion technique as well as jazz and latin music and technique with such luminaries as Joe Morello , Jim Chapin, Robert Velez, Changuito, and his most influential teacher, his father.

As a performer, he has worked with musical theater groups across Pennsylvania and New York. Played behind music greats such as Jon Fadis, Urbie Green, George Young, Bernard Purdie, Tino Gonzales, Clarence Spady, Oscar Stagnaro, David Paul, the Platters and many others. An in demand performer, Pat has contributed to various CDs,Videos, and DVDs and has been seen performing at the Delaware Water Gap Festival of the Arts, The Pocono Blues Fest, the Briggs Farm Blues Fest, the CMJ Music Fest and many times on television. Pat can also be heard playing with “Exact Change”, “The Smokin’Section”, “the Blues Mine” “Se Acabo” a Santana tribute band, and with special musical project “Vanishing Point”.

An accomplished and intuitive musician, Pat has studied voice extensively, and has performed in both college and professional productions. He can also be heard singing with either of two separate choral groups; the choir of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church or The Ekumen Chorale (an accapella chorale specializing in music of Eastern Europe.)

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1. excerpt, from Tom Flannery Bio on George Graham/WVIA Website At Graham's urging, versatile percussionist Pat Marcinko was brought in to add further sonic colors. Flannery was soon impressed, enlisting Marcinko on far more songs than originally planned. “His enthusiasm was infectious,” says Flannery of the percussionist, who brought a trunkload of sound-making curiosities to the studio. “He took something that I thought was really strong and made it stronger.” 2. Ad from Electric City Newspaper WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2006 River Street Jazz Café, Plains - Open mic w/Pat Marcinko


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Pat or Mr. Marcinko, as he is known to many of his students, began teaching percussion privately at the age of 17 and continues to educate students of all ages. Pat is a Pennsylvania state certified educator who teaches for the Scranton School District (Scranton, Pa.) He is a member of the Vic Firth Education team, the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program, received the Mapex “Gold Key” Award for contributions to the drumming community and presently teaches drums and percussion at Magdon Music (Olyphant, Pa.). Pat has been Guest Conductor for Lackawanna County Band, Susquehanna County Band and Pike/Wayne Area County Band. He has composed original music for drum-set, solo percussion, percussion ensembles, marching percussion, mixed ensembles and band.

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