Part-time Instructor in Music
Office: Sanborn Hall
Dr. Emily Patronik studied bassoon performance at The Ohio State University where her primary teachers were Karen Pierson, former Houston Symphony bassoonist and Christopher Weait, former Toronto Symphony bassoonist.
Currently, she plays principal bassoon with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Opera Project Columbus and will join the bassoon section of the McConnell Arts Chamber Orchestra this fall. In addition, she has performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Westerville Symphony Orchestra, Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.
As an active chamber musician, she is a member of the Columbus based ensembles OBOHIO, a double reed consort, Windworks!, and the Capital City Chamber players. With OBOHIO, Dr. Patronik recently completed a tour of colleges in Michigan and Central Ohio where she presented recitals and master classes.
While attending Ohio State, she was the winner of the D.M.A. concerto competition and performed Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s bassoon concerto with the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra. This concerto became the concentration of her research for her D.M.A. document, Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Background, Analysis, and Performance Application.
Dr. Patronik also teaches at Denison University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University along with maintaining a private studio in the Columbus area.