Dr. Marc Reed

Dr. Marc Reed
Chair and Associate Professor of Music


  • Trumpet performance  
  • Trumpet, horn and brass ensembles 
  • Conducting 
  • Brass pedagogy 


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Trumpet Performance and Brass Pedagogy, University of North Texas, 2007 
  • Master of Music, Trumpet Performance, University of North Texas, 2004 
  • B.A., Trumpet Performance and Music Education, Drake University, 2002 


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About Dr. Marc Reed

Dr. Marc Reed is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Music Department Chair at Fort Lewis College. He is the Principal Trumpet of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal’s Trumpet in the Wind Band Column, Third Trumpet of the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Artist Faculty Member of the National Trumpet Competition, is an Artist/Clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation, and is the Competitions Chair of the annual International Trumpet Guild Youth Competitions. He also served as Facilities Coordinator at the ITG Conferences in Columbus, Ohio (2015) and Anaheim, California (2016).  His first solo recording Gone, But Not Forgotten was recently released on the Mark Records Label and may be purchased on Amazon or iTunes.

CD Cover - Gone But Not Forgotten

Reed has presented brass pedagogy clinics at the 2016 Minnesota Music Educators Association Conference, 2015 New Mexico Music Educators Association Conference, 2014 Kansas Music Educators Association Conference, 2013 Midwest Trumpet Festival, 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference, 2013 Texas Music Educators Association Conference, 2013 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference, 2012 Florida and Colorado Music Educators Association Conferences, 2011 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, 2011 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, and the 2009 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. He performed William Price’s Sans Titre for Solo Trumpet at the New Works Recital at the 2013 ITG Conference. He has published many of articles on brass pedagogy and is a contributing member of the ITG Journal’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, Klavier, and GIA Windworks labels.

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 Bachelor’s Degrees in both Music Education and Trumpet Performance (with a jazz emphasis) from Drake University. 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 Katharine, who is the Director of Bands at Durango High School; their son Theodore (Teddy), who was born in July 2016; and their two Vizsla dogs Penny and Wrigley.