Will Pattie is a conductor, performer, and music educator with international teaching experience and a wide spectrum of musical influences. He was born in Richmond, VA and raised in the Washington, DC area. After graduating with honors in Music Education from VCU, he traveled to Cairo, Egypt where he taught music at an international high school and conducted community orchestras for two years. He returned to the U.S. to pursue graduate conducting studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. While earning his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting, he was awarded performance scholarships and conducted The CUA Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, including a fully staged performances of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute. During his time in the DC area he conducted the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra of Annapolis, MD and was the Orchestra Director for a KIPP DC Charter School for four years. Since moving to Richmond, VA in 2017, he has served as an Elementary School Music Teacher for Henrico County Public Schools and was featured on Henrico Public Schools' televised Today's Classroom. He has performed as a trombonist with several community ensembles including the Richmond Philharmonic. He is also the Conductor of The VCU Health Orchestra, an orchestra made up of doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and students based out of the VCU Health System dedicated to performing in and around the hospital and greater Richmond community. Most recently he has conducted performances with Classical Revolutions RVA alongside soloists from the Richmond and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. He performs professionally as a conductor and on trombone, guitar, and keyboard. He is thrilled to have gone from RPO audience member to performing ensemble member and now Assistant Conductor. He looks forward to growing strong musical and personal relationships within the ensemble and RPO community. When he is not performing or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his vivacious 5-year old daughter, newborn son, inspiring wife, Andrea, and adventures in international cuisine.