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Marc Allen Reed

Affiliation: Associate Professor of Trumpet & 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 Biography
Dr. Marc Reed currently serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet and Music Department Chair at Fort Lewis College, where he teaches applied trumpet, brass ensembles, and brass methods. He is the Principal Trumpet and the Musicians Representative to the Board of Directors with the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journals Trumpet in the Wind Band Column, Third Trumpet with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Solo Cornet with the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band, Artist Faculty Member with the National Trumpet Competition, and is an Artist/Clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation.

Reed has presented clinics at the 2014 Kansas Music Educators Association Conference, 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 Prices Sans Titre for Solo Trumpet at the New Works Recital at the 2013 ITG Conference. He has published several articles on brass pedagogy and is a contributing member of the ITG Journals 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.

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 Bachelors 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 Katherine, who is the Director of Instrumental Music at Durango High School, and their two Vizsla dogs Penny and Wrigley.

Artist's Influences
Keith Johnson, John Holt, Andrew Classen, Doc Severinsen, Maurice Andre, Bud Herseth, & Phil Smith

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Rush Hour- Drake Jazz I
DJ Music- 2000

Here Be Mainstay- Drake Jazz I
DJ Music- 2002

Angels & Demons- Drake Wind Symphony
Mark Records- 2001

Infusion- North Texas Symphonic Band
Mark Records- 2004

Passions- North Texas Wind Symphony
GIA Windworks- 2006

Poetics- North Texas Wind Symphony
Klavier Records- 2006

Altered States- North Texas Wind Symphony
GIA Windworks- 2006

Transformations- North Texas Wind Symphony
GIA Windworks- 2007

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band- Vol. 5
North Texas Wind Symphony
GIA Publications- 2005

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band- Volumen 6
North Texas Wind Symphony
GIA Publications- 2006

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