Patricia Santos, a native of New York, received her BachelorŐs of Music from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory with Regina Mushabac. After earning a magna cum laude degree in cello performance, PatriciaŐs postgraduate studies were with Bryan Dumm of the Cleveland Orchestra. Additional teachers include Carole Tilson and the late Andor Toth. She has performed at music festivals around the country and was an orchestral and chamber music fellow at Texas Music Festival in 2001. As an eighteen-year-old, Patricia took Gold Ribbon at the Young ArtistŐs Concerto Competition and subsequently performed HaydnŐs Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra. She served as principal cellist of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra for 3 years and is currently on faculty at Rockland Conservatory of Music. In addition to her classical music pursuits, Patricia is active in pit orchestras for musical theatre and plays live shows and records for bands. She can be heard on recordings for Big Baby Ernie and Taylor Giacoma.