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Airman 1st Class Patrick Lenz

Airman 1st Class (A1C) Patrick Lenz is assigned to the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base, VA where he serves as the unit’s Composer & Arranger. A1C Lenz holds a Master’s degree in Composition from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (Summa Cum Laude), as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from Baylor University (Summa Cum Laude). Teachers include Dr. Scott McAllister, Dr. Shih-Hui Chen, Dr. Anthony Brandt, Dr. P. Q. Phan, and Dr. Don Freund, as well as Dr. Eric Wilson, Dr. Michael Jacobson and Mr. Alex Parker.

Prior to enlisting in 2021, A1C Lenz was pursuing Doctoral studies in Composition at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where he held a position as an Associate Instructor in the Composition Department. A1C Lenz has received commissions from the Houston Symphony and the USAF Band of the Golden West, and his original composition for Wind Ensemble titled Pillar of Fire received Honorable Mention in the 2018 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and was named the winner of the 2019 Charles B. Olson Composition Contest, the 2018 Red Note New Music Composition Contest, and the 2016 Baylor University Composition Contest.  

EDUCATION
2017 Bachelor of Music, Composition - Baylor University
2019 Master of Music, Composition - Rice University
2019 - present, Doctoral studies, Composition - Indiana University

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 2021 - present, Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship (Rifle)
AF Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman 1st Class 09 Dec 2021

(Current as of March 2022)