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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Patrick Reynolds, Conductor

Foundedin 1937 by Paul Katz, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area's most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing theopportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences, strengthening our region's existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestral programs where none exist. The DPYO performs four concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Ohio Music Educators Association conferences. The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the Dayton Philharmonic's  Family Concert Series, a highlight ofwhich is the "Side-by-Side" concert featuring both the Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. As part of the Family Concert Series the DPYO has recently collaborated with the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, performance artist DanKamin, and the Magic Circle Mime Company. 

An important part of the DPYO experience is working closely with members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestraboth in the "Side-by-Side" concert as well as in sectional coaching sessions. The DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton PhilharmonicYouth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League. 

Special thanks to the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association! Eachyear, the DPVA awards summer music camp and college scholarships to DPYO members and provides funds for the cost of music and sectionals. We greatly appreciate the DPVA's support of the DPYO and their work on behalf of the Dayton Philharmonic Education Programs. 

About the Conductor

Patrick Reynolds, the conductorof the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, is the Assistant Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of theAnnapolis (MD) Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington (VA) Symphony Orchestra, the High Mountain Symphony (NJ), and the Queens (NY) Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the Ohio Music Education Association East Central, Northwest and Southwest Regional Honors Orchestras, and the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 

Conducting nearly two-dozen performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra each year,Reynolds leads the DPO in "Magic Carpet", "SPARK" (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and "Young Peoples" concerts. Hehas also appeared as conductor of the Philharmonic in Classical and Super Popsseries, and on Holiday Pops and summer season concerts. In addition, he servesas conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band, a professional windensemble performing education and summer concerts. 

Reynolds is on the faculty at the University of Dayton where he is an Associate Professor of Music. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of CincinnatiCollege Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees fromthe University of Michigan School of Music.

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