Patrick Reynolds is in his 17th season as Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and serves as Associate Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent presence on the DPO podium, conducting Classical, SuperPops, Rock, Educational and Family concerts.
An enthusiastic proponent of educational programming for orchestras, each season he leads 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.
As a guest conductor he 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 recent seasons he has conducted Dayton Opera productions of Verdi’s La Traviata, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. 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.
He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and holds 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 long-time member of the piano faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati.