Associate Conductor Patrick Reynolds is a frequent presence on the Dayton Philharmonic 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 and Young People’s Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. Additionally, he has conducted Dayton Opera productions of Verdi’s La Traviata, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Consul, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, and Puccini’s La Bohème.
Dr. Reynolds is 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, soon celebrating its 85th anniversary.
He is a Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton and recent recipient of the university’s Award in Teaching. 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 respected piano pedagogue.