Drew Pattison joined the bassoon faculty at Saint Xavier University and DePaul University in the fall of 2014. He studied bassoon at Oberlin Conservatory (B.A.), DePaul University (M.M.), and Colburn Conservatory (Performance Certificate). His primary teachers were George Sakakeeny, Bill Buchman, Bob Barris, and Richard Beene. He has had the privilege of playing with the Chicago Symphony orchestra on nine programs, and played with Pro Musica Chicago at Ravinia in August 2014. Drew played a one year position with the Houston Grand Opera as second bassoon during the 2013-14 season.
From 2010-2012, Drew was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra where he studied with Cliff Colnot. During this time, Drew was a member and group leader of the Civic Orchestra’s community engagement program, MusiCorps. In 2010, he worked with Chicago Symphony Orchestra teaching artists on a pilot program for children. Drew was the first bassoonist at DePaul to win the concerto competition, performing the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in 2011. In 2009, he was selected as finalist for the International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition. Drew is proud to be from Tallahassee, Florida, and enjoys learning about health and nutrition in his spare time.