Patrick Ballinger has been playing violin for 17 years in his hometown of Tallahassee and now lives in Jacksonville. He is currently playing as a hobby, but has an extensive background in violin performance, and performing arts. Patrick attended Chiles High School and was the 1st Chair for 2nd violins in the Chamber Orchestra, the upper level divisional orchestra at the school. In 2009, the Chiles High School Chamber Orchestra won First Place in the High School Orchestra Division at the National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta. In 2010, Patrick’s senior year, the Chiles Chamber Orchestra received Gold Medal, Superior Rating, and Best in Class awards at Festival Disney in Orlando; where more than 40 schools from around the United States (and Canada) performed and competed. In college, Patrick first attended Tallahassee Community College and performed with the Big Bend Community Orchestra in the fall of 2010. He continued to perform at weddings and theatrical productions throughout college and into his professional career. Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2015 from Florida State University, and currently works in the medical field in Jacksonville. In his free time, he loves to play tennis, bike, and eat pizza with his friends.