“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.



May 24/20 - New York Youth Symphony - New York, NY

the NYYS will premier a commissioned orchestral work by O’Malley as one of the winners of its First Music program. The concert will also feature music by Florence Price and Gustav Mahler, conducted by Michael Repper. INFO

January 10/20 - minnesota orchestra - minneapolis, mn

O’Malley will be featured as a fellow on the Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Composer Institute. REST AND RESTLESS will be performed, conducted by Osmo Vänskä, along with works by six other fellow composers. INFO

Nov. 9/2019 - new york virtuoso singers - New york City, NY

the New York Virtuoso Singers, conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, will premier a new work by O’Malley entitled “The Gods of Winter” with text by Dana Gioia. The concert will feature all premiers including a work by Samuel Adler. INFO

november 2/19 - Ft. Wayne Philharmonic - Ft. Wayne, IN

the Phil performs REST AND RESTLESS, along with works by Danielpour and Beethoven, conducted by Andrew Constantine. INFO

July 20/19 - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Princeton, NJ

the NJSO will perform REST AND RESLTESS as part of the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, conducted by Christian Măcelaru, and hosted by composer Steven Mackey. INFO

june 15/19 - sunset chamberfest - Glendale, CA

the annual Sunset ChamberFest will perform O’Malley’s chamber arrangements of film music by Ennio Morricone and John Williams. INFO

April 27/19 - Viewpoint School high school wind ensemble - Calabasas, CA

the Viewpoint School Wind Ensemble performs CHORALE ADAGIETTO, commissioned by Copland House and the Viewpoint School for Copland House’s “What’s the Score?” program.

Feb. 22/19 - Delirium musicum - Pasadena, CA

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


News and updates


Interview with Voyage LA magazine

O’Malley discusses music and life in Los Angeles in a brief interview with VoyageLA. READ HERE

Apr. 2019 - O’malley named a winner of the new york youth symphony’s first music program.

O’Malley will compose an orchestral work for the NYYS’s 2020 season finale, featuring music by Price and Mahler, conducted by Michael Repper. INFO

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

Official announcement