Brisbane born, Cameron Patrick is a graduate of UQ where he completed a B.Mus in violin performance and did extensive thesis work on the subject of film scoring. After leaving UQ, he played with the QSO, and was founding leader of the Camerata of St. John’s Chamber Orchestra and the Patrick String Quartet. He moved to the US in 1988 to further his studies in composing, orchestrating and arranging, and entered the USC’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. He graduated the following year and went on to complete ASCAP’s Film Scoring Workshop in 1991.
Cameron spent 29 years based in Los Angeles, where he was active as a free-lance violinist and violist, composer, orchestrator and arranger in the Hollywood film, television and recording industries. Also an orchestration instructor for UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring program, Cameron is now based in Sydney, where he is Head of Screen Music at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School.
AGSC Board Statement
As a screen scoring practitioner who has worn many hats over a thirty year portfolio career, I feel I bring a unique perspective to the AGSC Board. I am a fierce advocate for screen scoring education and as you can see from my bio, have seen its evolution globally from both the point of view of a student and a teacher.
I believe my experience in the US has prepared me to be a creative educational leader, as my investment in in the Queensland Music Festival’s Score It program; QSO’s Education concerts, which I have conducted and presented; and my current role as Head of Screen Music at AFTRS demonstrate.
I would like to support the AGSC’s educational outreach to both emerging & established professionals, as well as to interested young people in both secondary and tertiary institutions, where we can introduce the wonders of our craft and the possibilities that exist to pursue screen scoring as a career.