Patrick Bonczyk is a PhD student in the Department of Musicology at UCLA where he is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies. He studies seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sound-making automata, instrument making and pedagogy, and animal collection addressing the tenuous boundaries that separate humans, animals, and machines. He draws methodologies from the study of early modern print culture, performance practices, and the histories of the senses, the body, and early modern science. 

Patrick has presented papers at conferences of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library, regional conferences of The American Musicological Society and the College Music Society, The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium at the University of Chicago, and the 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music at the Mozarteum. He received the 2013 Irene Alm Memorial Prize from the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and is a past Eileen Southern Travel Fund recipient of the American Musicological Society. A countertenor, he has sung at Vancouver Early Music’s Baroque Vocal Programme and the Baroque Academy at the Amherst Early Music Festival. He has also recorded for the Centaur Classical Record Label. He sings with the UCLA Early Music Ensemble.

Patrick combines his commitment to teaching writing across the disciplines with a Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy and as a 2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow of the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovate Classrooms Program (EPIC).