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Patrick Reynolds

Associate Professor of Conducting; Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Patrick Reynolds
Phone: 937-229-3231

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Patrick Reynolds is an associate professor of music and coordinator of instrumental activities at the University of Dayton where he conducts the University Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in instrumental conducting.

Under his direction the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a broad spectrum of great works for wind ensemble and concert band and maintains a high profile on campus. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs in regular regional tours and has been invited to perform at several conferences of the Ohio Music Education Association, as well as at the College Band Directors National Association Divisional Conference. Also under the direction of Dr. Reynolds, the University Orchestra performs a rich variety of works for string orchestra in the fall semester and full symphony orchestra in the spring semester, and collaborates in choral performances on the UD campus. In recent years the University Orchestra has traveled to Puerto Rico, with performances at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, the Escuela Libre de Musica Ernesto Ramos Antonini and the Cathedral San Juan Bautista, and to the eastern U.S., with performances in Philadelphia and New York.

Beyond his duties at the University of Dayton, Dr. Reynolds serves as Associate Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He conducts the DPO in its Magic Carpet, SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and Young People's Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. In addition, he has conducted the DPO in classical, pops, family and rock series concerts. In recent seasons he has conducted Dayton Opera productions of Verdi's La Traviata and Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Menotti's The Consul.

An active guest conductor, Dr. Reynolds has appeared as conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY), High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras, the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has conducted numerous honor bands and orchestras, including the Southwest, East Central and Northwest Regional Honors Orchestras of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Sonoma County (CA) Honor Band, and the Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Orchestra. He serves as conductor of the Giving Strings Orchestra, a community orchestra devoted to raising funds for charitable organizations in the Miami Valley.

In addition, Dr. Reynolds is in his eighteenth season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, an organization selected from the region’s finest high school musicians. Founded in 1937 the DPYO is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished youth orchestra programs.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Conducting - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Master of Music, Wind Instruments - University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Music, Music History and Musicology - University of Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA)
  • College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA)
  • College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)
  • World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)
  • Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music
  • Conductors Guild

Research Interests

  • Conducting