“The concision that this young composer displays is nothing short of mesmerizing…a major talent on the rise.” – The American Prize

Welcome to my personal webzone! Here you will find my catalogue of music, scores and recordings, and upcoming events and performances. You can also purchase performance materials, and send me personal messages or questions. Thanks for stopping by - Patrick


selected recordings

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Patrick O’Malley (1989) is a composer of orchestral and chamber music, currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is often inspired by mysterious dichotomies in nature and art, composing music that embraces abstract worlds rather than concrete images. Often when writing a new piece, O’Malley considers the listener’s imagination as much as every other musical element – an admittedly and enjoyably subjective endeavor. His works have been performed across the United States and also in Europe.

Most recently, O’Malley has been recognized and/or performed by organizations including the American Composers Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Next On Grand National Composers Intensive with wild Up, the Society of Composers Inc., and The American Prize (1st place for orchestral music, 2015). He has spent summers as a fellow at various music festivals including Copland House, the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Festival, Fresh Inc. Festival, and FUBiS composition course in Berlin. He also serves as the arranger and conductor for the newly formed video game concert series Journey LIVE with Fifth House Ensemble and composer Austin Wintory. O’Malley holds a masters degree in composition from University of Southern California where he studied with Andrew Norman, Sean Friar, and Frank Ticheli. He divides his time between living in Los Angeles, and Lake Charlevoix, Michigan.



Feb. 22/19 - Delirium musicum

LONELINESS IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE will be given its west coast premier by the string orchestra Delirium Musicum in Pasadena’s Boston Court theater. INFO


REST AND RESTLESS will be publicly workshopped and read by David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony as part of the annual American Music Festival of contemporary music. INFO


News and updates


dec. 2018 - O’malley selected as winner of delirium musicum’s call for scores

Official announcement