Music Department - Reed

Department Chair - Marc Reed

Dr. Reed teaches trumpet, horn, brass ensembles, conducting and brass methods.

Dr. Marc Reed currently serves as Associate Professor of Music-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, Solo Cornet of the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band, Artist Faculty Member of the National Trumpet Competition, and is an Artist/Clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation. Reed currently serves as both Facility Scheduling Coordinator and Youth Competitions Chair and for the International Trumpet Guild Conferences, including the 2015 conference in Columbus, Ohio and the 2016 conference in Anaheim, California.   

Reed’s debut solo recording entitled Gone, But Not Forgotten, will be released in mid-2016 on Mark Records.  Reed has presented clinics brass pedagogy presentations 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 over a dozen 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, 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. Reed 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.

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, and their two Vizsla dogs Penny and Wrigley. The Reeds were recently featured in this Durango Magazine article:

Marc Reed CD Cover

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Dr. Marc Reed
Jones 230

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2019 Audition Dates:

  • February 9, 2019
  • March 16, 2019