Dr. Matthew Patnode

Saxophone | Jazz Studies

E-Mail: matthew.patnode@ndsu.edu
Office: 211 Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-7872


  • D.M.A., Arizona State University
  • M.M., Arizona State University
  • B.M., State University of New York College at Potsdam

Concert and jazz saxophonist Dr. Matthew Patnode has earned degrees and certificates from the SUNY Potsdam, the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, and Arizona State University. His mentors include James Stoltie, Joseph Wytko, and Jean-Marie Londeix. He has appeared with the Phoenix Symphony, the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, and as soloist with many high school and college groups throughout the Midwest. He has performed at saxophone conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Scotland, and has also been featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s regional spotlight.

As a clinician he has presented saxophone and jazz pedagogy clinics at many state music educator conferences, and recently taught in residence at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Patnode was named the 2013 North Dakota Jazz Educator of the Year, and has been a member of the faculty of the International Music Camp since 1994.

He has appeared in concert with jazz names Buddy DeFranco, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Ken Peplowski, Allen Vizzutti, Phil Woods, Kurt Elling, Monty Alexander, and Bud Shank. He performs with Trio Carrefour, a saxophone, marimba and piano trio; the Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet, the gypsy-jazz group Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra; and the Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. Matthew Patnode is a Conn-Selmer artist and clinician, and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.