Dr. Emily Patronik studied bassoon performance at The Ohio State University where her primary teachers were Karen Pierson and Christopher Weait.
Currently, she performs as principal bassoonist with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and Opera Project Columbus and in the bassoon section of the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. 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, Rococoa Winds, Tour d’Anches Trio, and the Siren Reed Trio.
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 Ohio Wesleyan University and Mount Vernon Nazarene University along with maintaining a private studio in the Central Ohio area.