Drew Pattison

  • Associate Professor of Bassoon

Areas of Study


BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2010
MM, DePaul University, 2012
Performer’s Certificate, Colburn School, 2013


Drew Pattison has held principal positions with the Elgin and Lake Forest symphonies and second bassoon in the Houston Opera. His extensive freelancing throughout the Chicago area has included performances with the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera, and Milwaukee Symphony.

He studied with George Sakakeeny at Oberlin, Bill Buchman at DePaul University, and Richard Beene at the Colburn School. Before joining the Oberlin Conservatory faculty, he taught at DePaul from 2013 to 2017.

In his spare time, Pattison is interested in health, food, and fitness.

Follow his podcast and hear his music at http://drewpattison.strikingly.com

Spring 2024

Principal Private Study - Bassoon — PVST 011
Secondary Private Study - Bassoon — PVST 061
Chamber Music — APST 800
Contemporary Chamber Music — APST 805
Soundpainting Ensemble — APST 813

Fall 2024

Principal Private Study - Bassoon — PVST 011
Secondary Private Study - Bassoon — PVST 061
Prima Vista Group Reading — APST 280
Performance Ensembles (Artist Diploma) — APST 600
Performance Project (Artist Diploma) — APST 601
Chamber Music — APST 800
Soundpainting Ensemble — APST 813


Oberlin Improv Fest 2023 Celebrates Range of Creative Practices

March 2, 2023

This year Oberlin students have had the opportunity for the first time to declare a minor in a new formalized course of study in improvisation. And from Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, they will have an immersive experience in the Oberlin Improv Fest 2023. All events of the festival are also open to audiences and are free.

This Week in Photos: The Mug That Keeps Giving

December 23, 2021

Dozens of handcrafted mugs of varying shapes, shades, and textures rest on tables throughout a large meeting space at First Church in Oberlin. These small, handheld items make for terrific gifts, and are traditionally sold in December. They also serve as inspiration for this week’s photo series.