Born in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Patrick Flynn is presently an adjunct instructor at several institutions of higher education in the Spartanburg and Greenville area. In addition to Spartanburg Methodist College, he is also on faculty at Bob Jones University, Converse University, and USC-Upstate. He currently teaches courses in guitar performance, music history, theory, piano performance, and is the director of several instrumental ensembles of distinction.
Dr. Patrick Flynn earned his DMA and MMus degrees at the University of Memphis, where he studied with the international recording artist Dr. Lily Afshar. As a student, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship and also the prestigious “Graduate Performance Award.“ He was the first recipient of a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance in 2005 from the University of Memphis. His undergraduate degree is from Florida Atlantic University, where he studied with Dr. Ken Keaton, a student of Pepe Romero and Juan Mercadal.
Having a passion for the classical guitar, Patrick Flynn has had the great opportunity to attend and participate in numerous master classes held by many of the leading guitarists around the world, including David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Christopher Parkening, and The Romeros. Patrick Flynn is an active performer of solo and chamber works throughout the continental USA.
When not performing or teaching, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, as well as studying and investing in the financial markets. Patrick resides in Spartanburg, SC, with his wife and two sons.