Patrick Reynolds

Now in his 21st season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Reynolds is a frequent presence on the DPO podium, conducting SuperPops, Rock, Educational and Family concerts. An enthusiastic proponent of educational programming for orchestras, each season he leads the DPO in Magic Carpet, SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and Young People’s concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. In recent seasons he has conducted Dayton Opera productions of Verdi’s La Traviata, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, and in March 2019 will conduct the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

In addition, he is in his 19th 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, recently celebrating its 80th anniversary.

As a guest conductor Reynolds has appeared with the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY), and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras, the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and at the Colorado Music Festival. In addition, he has conducted the Southwest, Northwest and East Central Regional Honors Orchestras of the Ohio Music Education Association, and the Middle Level Honors Orchestra of the Wisconsin School Music Association.

Reynolds is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music.

He is married to Sonya Szabo-Reynolds, a pianist, Czech music specialist and longtime member of the piano faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Photos by Andy Snow