Pat Watrous attended Occidental College as an undergraduate and studied flute with Roger Stevens, principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From 1969-1971, she studied musicology and flute with Joseph Mariano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In 1977, Ms. Watrous completed her doctorate at The University of Arizona in music performance and musicology. She plays second flute and piccolo with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since winning the audition in 1974. One of her favorite things about playing with the Symphony is the opportunity to perform in such a variety of situations- from pre-school concerts to formal classic performances.
In addition to her orchestra duties, Dr. Watrous teaches privately and has been an instructor in the OMA program. She has toured Mexico as well as in rural towns throughout Arizona with various ensembles through the Arizona Commission on the Arts. You can often see her traveling around town on her bicycle or in one of her vintage cars.