Drew Pattison

  • Assistant 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