A native Baltimorean, W. Patrick Alston Sr., has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both a solo artist and an accompanist in prestigious venues including the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Mormon Tabernacle, and the Auditorium De Milan. He has served as organist, pianist, and music administrator for various churches in Baltimore City and has been active in church music for 30 years. He currently serves as the worship music consultant for New Shiloh Baptist Church.
Alston holds the following degrees, certificates, and honors: Master of Music in music education from the Peabody Conservatory, honorary doctorate in sacred music from the Eastern Theological Seminary, Bachelor of Arts in piano performance from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
As a certified music educator in the state of Maryland, Alston teaches keyboard and international baccalaureate music theory at Baltimore City College High School. He is the principal accompanist for the renowned Baltimore City College High School Choirs under the direction of Linda R. Hall (1999–2013) and currently under the direction of Marcus Smith. He taught piano and organ at the Nathan Carter School of Music (1996–2007).