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Patrick Phalen

Patrick Phalen

Instructor - Trumpet

Phone: 715.845.6279 x242


Dr. Phalen has a Bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s degree in trumpet performance from UW Eau Claire, as well as a Doctorate in educational leadership from Edgewood College in Madison.  Patrick has been playing professionally for over 30 years, and currently plays with his highly regarded band Hip Pocket as well as his New Orleans influenced brass band Brass Differential.  During his career, Patrick has had the pleasure of playing lead trumpet for the national tours of the hit Broadway shows Chicago and The Producers as well as performing and/or touring with Burt Bacharach, Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Valli, The Temptations, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and many more. He also toured internationally with the blues based band The Groove Hogs, recording 3 CD's, one of which reached the Top 50 on the Billboard charts in 2002.  He currently resides in Ringle and works by day as the principal at Mountain Bay Elementary School in the DC Everest School District. 



Bachelor of Music - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master's in trumpet performance - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Doctorate in educational leadership - Edgewood College, Madison