Praised for his “real musicality and finely executed coloratura,” Patrick Muehleise is an acclaimed American tenor specializing in a wide variety of concert soloist repertoire and known for his “beautiful, evenly produced lyric tenor” and “pure tone.” Recent engagements include Mozart’s Requiem with Xian Zhang at the Aspen Music Festival, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 under the baton of Jane Glover, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with both Elmhurst Symphony and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with Winston-Salem Symphony, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Bach Akademie Charlotte, Reich’s The Desert Music with New World Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Long Beach Camerata, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the role of Pan in the fully-staged period performance of Cavalli’s La Calisto with Haymarket Opera Company of Chicago; and continues this season performing Bach’s BWV 106 with Aspen Festival Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Chicago’s Symphony Hall with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Handel’s Messiah and Acis and Galatea with Seraphic Fire, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Back Bay Chorale of Boston, Mozart’s Requiem with University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and a solo recital on the Lake Wales Arts Council’s Concert Series. In addition to his work as a concert soloist, Patrick is a regular member of Grammy-nominated and award winning ensembles such as Seraphic Fire, True Concord, Chicago Symphony Chorus, as well as Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, and has taken the stage with Aspen Chamber Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, and The Cleveland Orchestra.
This season continues to excite as, in addition to his performing, Patrick continues his residency at the University of California-Los Angeles for the second academic year and will return to the world-renowned Aspen Music Festival for his second year as Artist-Faculty in partnership with the Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute; the goal of which is to train emerging musicians for the ever competitive and evolving professional vocal music scene, where having both expertise as a soloist and the sensitivity of an ensemble musician is crucial.
Mr. Muehleise was named the 2019 tenor recipient of The American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award and in 2016 he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Choral Performance category for his collaboration on True Concord’s album “Far In The Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus” which won the award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. An active member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Patrick can be heard on seven nationally released recordings with Grammy-nominated and award-winning ensembles.