Patrick Hartson

Cello Teacher

Patrick Hartson

SAA Member


Chicago, IL
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Patrick Hartson is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance, and is currently a Master’s student at DePaul University and principal cellist of the DePaul Concert Orchestra. In addition to his classes, Patrick has performed as soloist with the Gaylord Symphony Orchestra, held a section cello position with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, and received an honorable mention in the final round of the 2017 Western Michigan University Concerto Competition. He is also a member of “The Founding,” a touring progressive-folk group, where he records and performs regularly on both cello and guitar.
Patrick is a Teaching Artist at Spry Elementary and Senn High School. He hopes to continue his work in cello pedagogy, while also maintaining an active performing career.