Patrick is a conductor with a wide and varied background and skills that are born out of working in  multi-genre musical environments.  Formally trained as both an orchestral and wind band conductor he is experienced working with orchestra’s, Wind Symphonies/Concert Bands, Musical Theatre, choirs and entertainment spectaculars.

As Director of Music – Army the then Lieutenant Colonel Pickett was the Principal Conductor for the Australian Army.

Currently Patrick is the Music Director and Conductor of the University of Queensland Wind Symphony and a freelance conductor in Australia and overseas..

Patrick Pickett completed formal training as a conductor at the following institutions:

University of Melbourne – Orchestral Conducting Course 1992

Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, Twickenham 1986 – 88

Royal Academy of Music  London

Royal College of Music London

Trinity College of Music, London where he was admitted as fellow in Conducting in 1988.