Patricio Molina


Named a “a gifted artist” by the New York Times, Dr. Patricio Molina has gained a reputation as a composer, pianist, and educator. The Cleveland Institute of Music is one of many institutions that acknowledges his accomplishments by naming him a 2021 Future of Music Faculty Fellow. Patricio regularly appears on stages such as Carnegie Hall and OPERA America. The New Jersey Youth Symphony and White Snake Projects are among many that have commissioned his works. Inspirations include his Chilean-Syrian heritage and his experience as an immigrant. Committed to serving marginalized communities and working toward decolonizing academic research, he is in demand as a lecturer on many topics including teaching composition for performers and Arabic music. His accomplishments in arts education were recognized with the New Jersey Education Association’s Award for Excellence. Patricio holds a Master’s Degree from Manhattan School of Music, a D.M.A in Piano Performance, and a Ph.D. in Composition from Rutgers University. He serves as Associate Director of the Conservatory for Newark School of the Arts and Music Director at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. He serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Passaic Valley Community College. He is co-founder and President of Notes for Growth Foundation.