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ReedDr. Sean Reed

Associate Professor of Music

Music Department
Witherspoon Building
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 968-0476
E-mail: sreed18@atu.edu

Education

BA - The Univ of Texas at Austin
MM - Rice University
DMA - University of Rochester

Recently Taught Courses

MUS 1021 - APPL MUS/TROMBONE
MUS 1022 - APPL MUS/TROMBONE
MUS 1031 - APPL MUS/EUPHONIUM
MUS 1032 - APPL MUS/EUPHONIUM
MUS 1311 - JAZZ ENSEMBLE
MUS 3321 - PRACTICE/IMPROV
MUS 3531 - BRASS ENSEMBLES
MUS 4001 - SENIOR RECITAL

Biography

Sean Scot Reed has achieved an international reputation as a trombonist and educator, having performed in the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. He is the former Principal Trombonist of the Thailand Philharmonic, Associate Principal Trombonist of the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, Rishon LeZion, Israel, Principal Trombonist of the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra, Second Trombonist of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Trombonist of the Spoleto, Italy Festival Orchestra.  

Sean Reed received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance and Literature from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music in 2004, his Master's degree in Trombone Pedagogy from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and a Bachelor's degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Dr. Reed has also performed with the Houston Symphony, Bangkok Symphony, the Siam Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Symphony, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his tenure at ATU, Dr. Reed was the Director of Brass Studies at New York University. Dr. Reed lived in Southeast Asia before returning to New York, teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore and as an Assistant Professor of Trombone at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Reed served as Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble conference (SAYOWE 2005), Dr. Reed traveled throughout Southeasts Asia, and auditioned young musicians from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines to work with internationally renowned soloists and conductors.  

Equally at home in classical, jazz and avant-garde circles, Dr. Reed has performed with a wide range of notable ensembles and celebrities including: Luciano Pavoratti, Placido Domingo, Rene Fleming, Red Rodney, Duffey Jackson, Steve Houghton, Bob Mintzer, Marvin Stamm, Dave Steinmeyer, Doug Flutie, Frankie Vallie, Freddie Cole, Maria Sneider, Bobby McFerrin, Teo Macero, Bob Sneider, Tim Hagan, Alarm Will Sound, the American Wind Symphony, Chautauqua Institution Festival Orchestra, Scotia Festival, Victoria Bach Festival, the Disney World College All-American Band, the North Carolina School of the Arts International Music Program, Brass-Arts Bangkok, the Bangkok Brass Quintet and as Lead Trombonist of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. 
 
Dr. Reed serves as an Associate Professor of Music at Arkansas Tech University. He teaches applied trombone and euphonium, and brass instrument methods, and is the Director of the ATU Jazz Ensemble.  In the years that Dr. Reed has been at ATU, he has directed numerous all-region jazz ensembles in Arkansas, and in 2015, he directed the second All-State Jazz Ensemble at the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has presented, as a clinician, at the Arkansas Bandmasters Association Convention (Little Rock), and at the Arkansas Music Educators Association convention (Hot Springs). In January of 2018, Dr. Reed was the jazz clinician at the Four States Bandmaster's Convention and Clinic in Texarkana, where he was made an Honorary Lifetime Four States Bandmaster. 

Dr. Reed Continues to perform and serve as a clinician on the national and international level as well. Recent performances include the Texas Christian University Trombone Summit (Ft. Worth, TX), and the International Trombone Festival (Rochester New York). In summer of 2017, Dr. Reed performed, as part of an on-going collaboration, with trumpeter Masahiro Makihara and the Masahiro Makihara Quartet in the Nonaka Anna Hall in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo, Japan. In 2018, Dr. Reed recorded an album entitled Trombone Songs with his teacher and mentor, Dr. John Marcellus.  

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