The conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Dr. Patrick Reynolds, is celebrating his 22nd year on the DPYO podium. He is the second longest serving conductor of the DPYO in its eighty-five year history. As leader of the youth orchestra, he serves as a mentor to gifted young musicians from throughout our region. Dr. Reynolds also serves as Associate Conductor of the
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, regularly conducting SuperPops, Rock and Educational 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, Puccini’s La Bohème and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Dr. Reynolds is a Professor of Music at the University of Dayton where he conducts the University Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in instrumental conducting. He was the recipient of the University’s 2020 Faculty Award in Teaching. Dr. Reynolds 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.