Patrick Kisicki is currently pursuing a degree in music education from Towson University where he is studying under the direction of Michael Decker. He recently won second prize of the James L. Dunbar, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Kisicki has also studied guitar and music theory with award-winning composer Larry Hoffman for five years. Kisicki has played in numerous bands, most notably The Table Top Poets, an indie-rock band he co-founded. Providing his own subtle touch to the role of lead guitarist, Kisicki toured the Mid-Atlantic region, playing at such distinguished venues as the 8x10, the Recher Theater, Iota, and The Lions Den (NYC). He has also contributed his playing extensively to fellow regional singer/songwriters in the studio and other endeavors, and composed a book of short pieces for the classical guitar titled, Like Two Blue Moons, These Eyes Shine. In addition to teaching at the Maryland Performing Arts Institute, Kisicki is on the adjunct faculty at Carroll Community College. When he is not working on music, Patrick donates his time to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland where he organizes and directs the annual fundraiser Kevin’s Concert, an event conceived by Kisicki to raise funds and awareness about organ donation. For his work with the Foundation, Patrick was recently named Volunteer of the Year in 2009 by The NKF of Maryland.