conductor, scholar, educator

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Reed Chamberlin is a conductor and serves as Director of Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate conducting, and guides the 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.

He 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 scholarly interests include topics ranging from cutting edge, contemporary works for wind ensemble, to historical aspects of the medium–centering on the work of Frederick Fennell, and the development of the wind ensemble concept. He has presented at the CBDNA National Conference, the Nevada Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. His publications include writings in the National Band Association Journal, the Ohio Music Education Association’s TRIAD, and the WASBE Journal. A most exciting project is presently underway, focusing on the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and its repertoire, under the direction of Donald Hunsberger. He was also integral in production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent CD, Stravinsky — Octet and L’Histoire du Soldat-Octet.

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