MARC ALLEN REEDAffiliation:
Director of Brass Studies & Music Department Chair
Fort Lewis College- Durango, Colorado
Trumpet in the Wind Band Column Editor- International Trumpet Guild Journal
Principal Trumpet- San Juan Symphony Orchestra
Artist's BiographyDr. Marc Reed currently serves as Music Department Chair and Director of Brass Studies at Fort Lewis College where he teaches applied trumpet and horn, brass ensembles, brass methods, and courses in jazz and popular music. He is the column editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journalâ€™s Trumpet in the Wind Band Column, Co-Principal Trumpet of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, and is an artist/clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation.
Reed has presented clinics at the 2009 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, 2011 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, 2011 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, 2012 Florida and Colorado Music Educators Association Conferences, and will present clinics at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference, 2013 Texas Music Educators Association Conference, and 2013 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. He has published several articles on brass pedagogy and is a contributing member of the ITG Journalâ€™s Recording Review and Book Review staffs. He annually serves as a Conference Reporter for the ITG Journal. Reed can be heard on over a dozen recordings on the DJ Music, Mark, Kalvier, and GIA Windworks labels.
Previous faculty appointments include the University of Alabama at Birmingham as Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Assistant Director of Bands, Waldorf College as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities, Drake University as Artist Teacher of Trumpet, and The University of North Texas as a Doctoral Trumpet Teaching Fellow. He was also the Applied Trumpet Instructor at The Colony High School, Griffin Middle School, and Lakeview Middle School in the Lewisville, Texas Independent School District, for five years. He has also taught at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp as Faculty Trumpet Instructor.
Reed holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Trumpet Performance and Brass Pedagogy from the University of North Texas, Master of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Texas, and Bachelorâ€™s Degrees in both Music Education and Trumpet Performance (with a jazz emphasis) from Drake University. Dr. Reed studied trumpet with Keith Johnson, John Holt, Richard Giangiulio, and Andrew Classen. He was a three-year member of the North Texas Wind Symphony, directed by Eugene Corporon. He studied wind conducting with Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher, and Sue Samuels.
Reed was born and raised in central Iowa. He resides in picturesque Durango, Colorado with his wife Katherine, who is the Director of Instrumental Music at Durango High School, and their two Vizsla dogs Penny and Wrigley.