New York-based cellist Patrick McGuire is an active performer, teacher, and cultural activist. He has worked with composers Tan Dun, Magnus Lindberg, and Steve Reich and performed new music in Paine Hall, the Freer Gallery, and the Kennedy Center. He performs regularly with Axiom and the New Juilliard Ensemble, and has performed Baroque cello with Juilliard 415 in Carnegie Hall. He is a Teaching Fellow in cello and music theory at Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program and has led arts empowerment and cultural diplomacy workshops in Tanzania, New Orleans, and Tunisia. Patrick is chair of the Music and Medicine Initiative at Juilliard and will lead workshops on using music for post-traumatic stress disorder at Weill Cornell Medical College in the fall semester. In 2012 he received both the Joseph W. Polisi Prize for exemplifying The Juilliard School’s values of the ‘artist as citizen’, and the McGraw Hill Robert Sherman Prize for education and community outreach. Patrick graduated from The Juilliard School in 2012 with Scholastic Distinction and is pursuing a Master of Music degree at Juilliard under Joel Krosnick.