Pat Muchmore was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1976. He showed an early
interest in music, but came to formal studies fairly late in life. He
started learning the piano at the age of 11, and he quickly added the cello,
trombone and guitar to the list of instruments he played. He began serious
composition study under Dr. Carolyn Bremer at the University of Oklahoma in
1996, and he earned his Bachelor of Music from the same institution in 2000.
Currently, Pat Muchmore resides in New York City where he is earning his PhD
in Music Composition at the City University of New York Graduate Studies and
University Center studying under John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, and
David Olan. He lives there with his wife, Jenny, and their insane cat, Webb.