Artist Spotlight: Patricia Cloud

A featured artist at the 2017 Memorial Day Concert, the MV Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome guest artist Patricia Cloud.


A native Southern Californian, is an active performer and teacher.  Ms. Cloud has performed with many ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and was acting Principal in the San Diego Symphony. She is also the Principal Flutist of the Mozart Classical Orchestra and the San Bernardino Symphony. She has been a long time member of the Long Beach Municipal Band which is the oldest surviving Municipal band in the country. As a member of the North Wind Quintet, Ms. Cloud has done years of outreach into the community performing for audiences of all ages. She has participated in the Mozaic Festival and the Beverly Hills Chamber Music Festival, and is the flute player for Ahmanson Theater, where she has played dozens of Broadway theatrical productions. Besides playing in orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Yuri Temirkanov, David Zinman, and Stewart Robertson, She has performed with a wide variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, John Tesh, and has traveled the world with the famous Persian Singer “Dariush”.  She has also been a featured soloist with several orchestras in southern California, recently performing the Ibert Concerto with the San Bernardino Symphony. She has played actively in the Los Angeles recording studios.


Ms. Cloud received her Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California where she studied with Roger Stevens and Anne Zentner and she was a featured soloist with the USC symphony under the direction of Daniel Lewis. She was named “Most Outstanding Graduate” of the Wind and Percussion Department and was a recipient of the Hoss Memorial Scholarship. She was on the faculty of the USC music department for over a decade, and is currently on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. Her students have gone on to careers as performers and educators.


Have a listen:  Patricia Cloud, with Dennis Karmazyn (Cello), performs the piece “Ache”, part of the Yalil Guerra: 30th Career Anniversary Concert, at the Glendale Public Library, Glendale California. April 27th, 2013.