Reed Chamberlin is a conductor who serves as Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, conducting the Nevada Wind Ensemble, teaching graduate conducting, and overseeing the comprehensive band program. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music where he was the Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, a Fennell Conducting Fellow, and recipient of the Walter Hagen Prize in Conducting. Prior to his appointment at the University of Nevada, he served on the faculty of Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, and was a successful high school music teacher in Ohio. He holds a BME degree from The Ohio State University, and an MM degree in Conducting from Youngstown State University. His work and experiences represent the nexus of music education and professional level performance, exemplified through the wind-band performance medium and he is in regular demand as a guest conductor and clinician.


Reed has been recognized internationally through publication and auditioned conducting symposiums. Notable was the 2008 International Conducting Symposium, sponsored by the National Band Association, and held in conjunction with The Italian Army Band. His nationally recognized Nevada Wind Ensemble has been selected by jury to perform for the CBDNA Western Division Conference. In addition, he has presented at the CBDNA National Conference, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and for the Nevada Music Educators Association. He has been published in the National Band Association Journal, the Ohio Music Education Association’s TRIAD, and the WASBE Journal. He was integral in production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent CD, Stravinsky — Octet and L’Histoire du Soldat Octet, and recently released the album Bernstein: Overture to Candide/Suite from MASS; Hailstork American Guernica with the Nevada Wind Ensemble and the Gaudete Brass.

Performance Samples

Daugherty, Niagara Falls – Nevada Wind Ensemble

Husa, Al Fresco – Nevada Wind Ensemble

Hovhaness, Symphony No. 7 – Eastman Wind Ensemble

Scholarship/Creative Activity

In Search of Sound: Donald Hunsberger – 2019 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic

In Search of Sound – Handout

What Fennell Wanted You to Know – 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic

What Fennell Wanted You to Know – Handout