Patrick began his conducting studies whilst completing his under-graduate studies. He is an alumni of the Symphony Australia conductor development program which has seen him participate in workshops across Australia with Orchestra Victoria, the Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and also in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia under the guidance of Christopher Seaman, Johannes Fritzsch, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and Baldur Brönnimann.
Patrick was awarded the inaugural Australia Council Conducting Fellowship in 2007 which enabled him to work locally with the Queensland Youth Orchestras under the tutelage of John Curro. In the same year, he led the Queensland Wind Orchestra to win first place in the A Grade National Band Championships, a feat which he repeated with the same group in 2014.
After returning from a year abroad travelling and studying in Germany in 2009, Patrick took up residence in Melbourne where he completed his Masters of Music in Conducting under the guidance of John Hopkins. In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded the Ivy May Pendelbury Scholarship from Melbourne University. In 2013, Patrick was awarded an Artstart grant from the Australia Council and was the winner of the Italian Travel Scholarship from Dante Alighieri Society of Melbourne which enabled him to complete language studies in Florence. From 2010 – 2014 Patrick was the Music Director for the Monash University Chorale Society and from 2011 – 2014 was the Music Director for the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the Chief Resident Conductor for the Ipswich City Orchestra in Queensland and has held the position since 2008. Patrick is also the Music Director for the Melbourne-based artistic collaboration, XL Arts.
Since moving to Melbourne, he has worked with numerous groups in Victoria including the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Citi Opera, Melbourne Opera, Opera Studio Melbourne and for the charity fundraising group Feature Set in support of Oz Child.
He won the Jury's Prize at the 2015 Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition in Bulgaria and the Orchestra's Prize in 2016 Black Sea Opera Conducting Competition in Romania. In 2017, he was the assistant conductor with British Youth Opera and conducted the covers performance with the Southbank Sinfonia. He is also the 2017/18 Hephzibah Tintner Fellow with the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.