Wendel Patrick

Wendel Patrick

Assistant Professor at The Peabody Music Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University
2021-2022: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow
Wendel Patrick

Wendel Patrickhas been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine, as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun, and as “a hip-hop producer that could easily make any fan of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, or Madlib flip out”by XLR8R magazine.In 2018 Baltimore Magazinenamed Wendel Patrick asone of 30 Baltimore Visionaries, calling him “one of the most influential andomnipresent figures in the local arts scene”. With five solo albums to his credit, he is equally at home behind two turntables, beatboxing, improvising, or playing a Mozart Concerto on stage with an orchestra. He is a co-founder of the Baltimore Boom Bap Societyalong with Erik Spangler,and co-creatoralong with Aaron Henkinof “Out of the Blocks”, theEdward R. Murrowaward winning documentary radio program and podcast. Arecipient of the 2015 Baker Artist Awards’Mary Sawyers Baker grand prize, Wendel Patrick currently teachesat Johns Hopkins University andat the Peabody Conservatory of Musicwhere he teaches“Hip Hop Music Production: History and Practice”, the first course of its kind to be taught at a major traditional music conservatory in the United States.Mr. Patrick is the host of “Artworks” on Maryland Public Television and a 2021 Harvard Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow.

In residence as a Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year, Patrick will be at work on From Analog to Digital and Back (...And Beyond): Hiphop Production's Journey Through Time and Space.