Dr. Kae Reed
BA - Osaka Kyoiku University
MM - New York University
DMA - University of Memphis
Recently Taught Courses
JPN 3003 - CONV/COMPOSITION I
JPN 3013 - CONV/COMPOSITION II
JPN 3113 - CULTURE/CIVILIZATION
JPN 4991 - SP: CONVERSATION TRAINING
MUS 2003 - INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
MUS 4853 - MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE
MUS 5853 - MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLE
SA 3003 - STUDY ABROAD/STUDY AWAY
Dr. Reed performs as a percussion soloist, bridging gaps between classical western percussion, world percussion, contemporary styles, and cross-cultural genres. She has worked in collaboration with theatrical groups (Samurai sword fighting, Off Broadway shows), dance troupes (tap, belly dance, and contemporary dance) and many others.
As an orchestral timpanist/percussionist, Dr. Reed has performed with the Fort Smith Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Summer Mahler Project, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian St. Petersburg State Orchestra, and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Reed served as the Percussion Instructor at the College of Music of Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. She was also Principal Timpanist of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Reed founded the group Integrated Percussion Ensemble, and was the conductor/director of this group. She was appointed as Percussion Instructor for the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble conference (SAYOWE), Thailand.
Currently, Dr. Reed is the Principal Timpanist of the Fort Smith Symphony. She is on the drumline staff and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Music, as well as the Department of English and World Languages at Arkansas Tech University. Kae Reed is proudly endorsing JG Percussion, Korogi Marimbas, and Encore Mallets.