Patrick Hardish

Title: Librarian, Composer
Location: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States

Patrick Hardish, Librarian and Composer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators dedication, achievements, and leadership in library sciences and music composition.

Having a career in both library sciences and music has provided Mr. Hardish a well-rounded and fascinating career. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College in 1977 and had early experience as a student at The Julliard School. Following his bachelor’s degree, he continued with postgraduate work at Columbia University before receiving a Master of Science at Pratt Institute in 1981. From 1978 to 1984, he worked as a library assistant at Columbia University. Since 1984, he has been a music librarian, combining his two interests, at the New York Public Library. In addition, Mr. Hardish has consulted for the Jewish Theological Seminary, served as the composer-in-residence of the National Association for the Regional Ballet’s Craft on Choreography Conference and worked with the Russian Journal for Academic Studies and the New Music Connoisseur.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hardish has composed and scored a number of musical works. He provided his musical talents for Capstone Records, the Composers Guild of New Jersey, Composers Concordance Records, Calabrese Brothers Music, Finnadar Records, The Rotunda of Low Memorial Library of Columbia University and several other organizations. He has received several Meet the Composer grants and has been selected for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship a few times. In his career, he has maintained affiliation with the American Music Center, the Music Library Association, the American Federation of Musicians, Composers Concordance, Broadcast Music Inc., and several other institutions.

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