Mary Joy Patchett is an avid supporter and performer of new music. She is a member of the viola and saxophone duo, patchtax, which recently embarked on a west coast tour. Patchtax completed their first album, which was the result of a crowdfunded tour and recording project. Mary Joy has most recently performed with the EQ Ensemble, Sound Icon, and Tanglewood Music Center. She was in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in February 2016. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory, and a Master of Music degree from Eastman School of Music.