PATRICK MCNALLY is in his second year teaching bass at the University of Montana. He is currently in his sixth season as the Principal Bass with the Spokane Symphony. Mr. McNally earned a Master of Music degree in 2004 under the tutelage of Bruce Bransby, and completed his Bachelor degree in Music Performance at DePaul University where he studied with members of the Chicago Symphony.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. McNally has performed in Europe and across the United States. Notable orchestral festivals include the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (Germany), the American Institute of Musical Studies (Austria) and the Aspen Music Festival (Colorado), among others. He has performed in orchestras in five states, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic (Indiana), the Owensboro Symphony (Kentucky) and Sinfonia Concertante in Chicago, Illinois. In 2008, he was a guest artist with the Spokane String Quartet where he performed the Trout Quintet. He has also performed chamber music extensively with members of the Spokane Symphony in the Chamber Soiree series. In 2009, Mr. McNally played the Dittersdorf Concerto with the Spokane Symphony in the Casual Classics series. He has also recorded the first recording of the Allan Blank Saxophone and Double Bass duet on the CD Since 2006: The Saxophone Music of Allan Blank.
His other interests include reading, cooking, travel, playing with his son Jack and genealogy.