Patricia Weitzel

Patricia Weitzel has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, and teacher in several countries including Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, the Netherlands and the United States. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor of Double Bass at Penn State University, Dr. Weitzel served as the Lecturer of Double Bass at Columbus State University. She has been on faculty positions at Augustana College, Central College, Grinnell College, St. Ambrose University, and Drake University. She is a former member of the Columbus, Des Moines, and Quad City Symphonies.

Dr. Weitzel has collaborated and worked with renowned artists such as the Daedalus Quartet,  pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, bassist Volkan Orhon, and pop singer Lizzo. She spends her Summers performing worldwide, teaching and serving as Dean of Faculty and Artistic Affairs of the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Juilliard School, University of Colorado-Boulder, and the Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as teaching and performing in the Wintergreen Music Festival.

Dr. Patricia Weitzel is the former Membership Chair and current Marketing Chair of the International Society of Bassists, an organization with approximately 3000 members in over 40 countries whose mission is to  encourage excellence in bass performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie.