DPYO – Patrick Reynolds

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, and in October 2017 will conduct the production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. 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.

DPYS – Betsey Hofeldt

Dr. Betsey Hofeldt received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and her Master of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Illinois, Urbana.  She earned her doctoral degree in violin performance from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music.

Since 1988, Dr. Hofeldt has been a member of the violin section of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.  Prior to joining the DPO, she performed with orchestras in Virginia, Ohio and Nebraska.

In addition to her orchestral career Dr. Hofeldt is an avid performer of chamber music.  Along with her husband, cellist Mark Hofeldt, Dr. Hofeldt has performed throughout the Miami Valley in the Hofeldt Phillips Piano Trio for over two decades.

Dr. Hofeldt is on the faculty of Wittenberg University as a violin and viola instructor and maintains a private studio in Oakwood.

DPJS – Kara Camfield

Kara Manteufel Camfield was born in Winnipeg and has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship, moving to North Dakota at the age of 6. She began playing the violin at the age of 9 and also played the piano, clarinet, oboe, and saxophone.

Kara joined the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2005-2006 season and became Assistant Principal Second Violin in September 2012. She is active in the DPO’s educational ensembles program, and is an adjunct violin instructor at the University of Dayton. She also teaches violin at the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek.

Kara earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Minot State University in North Dakota.

While a graduate student, she performed with the Opera, Theater, and Music Festival in Lucca, Italy.

During the summer, Kara performs with the Lancaster, OH Festival Orchestra and Promusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus.

When not making music, Kara enjoys biking, gardening, and yoga.