Patrick Herring holds the position of principal bassoonist with Aiken Symphony, Fayetteville (NC) Symphony, Long Bay Symphony, and South Carolina Philharmonic orchestras, and also regularly performs with Charleston Symphony, Greenville Symphony prchestras. Mr. Herring received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina, and earned his Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Patrick's primary teachers were Nancy Goeres, Peter Kolkay, and Carol Lowe, and he has also performed in master classes for Phil Pandolfi, Frank Morelli, Sue Heineman, and Judith LeClair. Alongside his performance career, Patrick is a licensed massage therapist in South Carolina where he has been practicing energetic body work since 2013.