Patrick Reynolds

Contact Information

  • Phone: 937-229-3231
  • Location: FH 481

Patrick Reynolds

Associate Professor of Conducting; Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra

  • Full-Time Faculty


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 and operatic performances on the UD campus. In October 2013 the University Orchestra traveled to Puerto Rico for a tour including performances at the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico and the Cathedral San Juan Bautista.

In addition to 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, as well as for the Miracle of Mozart Festival. In recent seasons he has conducted Dayton Opera productions of Verdi's La Traviata and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

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, and for two summers at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder. He has conducted the Southwest, East Central and Northwest Regional Honors Orchestras of the Ohio Music Education Association, for the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 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.

Dr. Reynolds is in his fifteenth season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, an organization selected from the area'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, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Master of Music, University of Michigan School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan School of Music

Research Interests

  • Conducting