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Patrick Reynolds

Professor of Conducting; Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Email: Patrick Reynolds
Phone: 937-229-3231
FH 481


  • DMA, Conducting, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
  • M.M., Wind Instruments, University of Michigan
  • B.M., Music History and Musicology, University of Michigan


Patrick Reynolds is a professor of music at the University of Dayton where he conducts the University Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in instrumental conducting. Dr. Reynolds was the recipient of the University’s 2020 Faculty Award in Teaching.

Beyond his duties at the University of Dayton, Dr. Reynolds serves as associate conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and regularly conducts productions with Dayton Opera. He also serves as conductor of the Giving Strings Orchestra, a community orchestra devoted to raising funds for charitable organizations in the Miami Valley.

Dr. Reynolds is currently President of the Northeast Region of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) and is a member of CODA’s national board.

Professional affiliations

  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA)
  • College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA)
  • Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music

Research interests

  • Conducting
  • Orchestral educational concert programming