Title: Director, School of Music; School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration
Dr. Marc Reed is Director of the Schools of Music and Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration at The University of Akron. Prior to coming to UA, Reed served on the faculty of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he was Professor of Music and Chaired the Department of Music for seven years. Previous faculty appointments include positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Waldorf College, Drake University, and the University of North Texas.
Reed was recently elected Secretary of the International Trumpet Guild. He also is the editor of the ITG Journal’s Trumpet in the Wind Band Column, Chair of the ITG Recording Production Committee, Artist Faculty Member of the National Trumpet Competition, and Artist/Clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation. He recently completed a six-year tenure as chair of ITG’s Junior and Senior Youth Competitions. He has presented clinics at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic; Minnesota, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Alabama Music Educators Association Conferences; Midwest Trumpet Festival; International Trumpet Guild Conference; and Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference.
Reed’s first solo trumpet recording Gone, But Not Forgotten was released in 2016 on Mark Records.
He is the former Principal Trumpet of the San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Third Trumpet of the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Solo Cornet in the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band, and a member of the University of North Texas Wind Symphony. He can be heard on recordings on the DJ Music, Mark, Klavier, and GIA Windworks labels, including the popular Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series with the UNT Wind Symphony.
Reed holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees 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. He studied trumpet with Keith Johnson, John Holt, Richard Giangiulio, and Andrew Classen; and wind conducting with Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher, and Sue Samuels.
Reed was born and raised in central Iowa. He lives in Stow with his wife Katharine, who is pursuing her Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting at UA; their son Teddy and daughter Julia; and their Vizsla Ruby.