Countertenor, Patrick Dailey is a native of Nashville, TN. His musical studies began early and have afforded him numerous awards and honors. A 2006 graduate of the Nashville School of the Arts, Mr. Dailey was given the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner for the opening of the National NAACP Convention in Washington, D.C that year. He has won such competitions as the NAACP ACT-SO, the NFAA ARTS, the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation's Grady-Rayam Prize in Sacred Music, and the Nat’l Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Competition. He is also a national winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Shirley Rabb Wilson Award in Voice, and a winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition as well as a finalist in the 2010 National Classical Singer Magazine University Vocal Competition. In 2010, Dailey won 1st place in the Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition. On January 19, 2009, he sang a featured duet with Aretha Franklin as the finale for the annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
In February of 2011, Mr. Dailey was a featured guest artist at the Princeton University Chapel for their annual African American Heritage Worship service and, to much acclaim, appeared as a guest artist with noted organist, Samuel Springer in recital during Baltimore's Artscape Festival that same summer. Most recently, Mr. Dailey was named a Young Artist Scholar of the Marian Anderson Historical Society and made his operatic debut with Opera Saratoga in Verdi's Rigoletto and William Schuman's The Mighty Casey. Most recently, he completed a concert tour of Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile' with the Harlem Opera Theater. Orchestral and concert repertoire includes Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Beethoven's Mass in C, and Mozart's Requiem. He was also featured in a lecture performance of Too Hot to Handel with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His concert appearances include performances with Soulful Symphony, the Lloyd Mallory Singers, the Chesapeake Youth Orchestra, and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Operatic roles include “The Spirit” in Purcell’s Dido and Aenaus, “Octavian” in R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and “Sportin’ Life” in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Mr. Dailey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music-Vocal Performance with a minor in Dance Education at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Currently, he is attending the School of Music at Boston University pursuing graduate studies in Opera and Vocal Performance.