Patrick Volker graduated with honors from VanderCook College of Music in May 2011 as a music education major, specializing in choral music. He taught music and directed high school choirs for 5 years in the Chicago Public Schools before moving to Portland, Maine, in October 2016. He currently teaches music and directs the choirs at Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine. In 2017, Patrick enrolled in classes at the University of Southern Maine to pursue a Master of Music degree with a focus in choral conducting.
Patrick currently sings in Portland ChoralArt and ChoralArt Camerata. He as also performed as a soloist with the Portland Bach Festival. Before moving to Maine, Patrick sang in several choral ensembles around Chicago. These included the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Constellation Men's Ensemble, Innova Singers, Irish Heritage Singers, and Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity Parish Choir of Wilmette. He was a founding member of Innova Singers and Peregrine Vocal Ensemble. Singing with these ensembles shapes his musicianship and helps provide new perspectives on how to best teach his students.