R. Reed Chamberlin serves as Director of Academic Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate conducting, and guides the concert 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 UNR, 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. He is in regular demand as a guest conductor and clinician.
His work 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. He has published articles in the National Band Association Journal, the Ohio Music Education Association’s TRIAD, and the WASBE Journal. He was also integral in production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent CD, Stravinsky — Octet and L’Histoire du Soldat.Octet and L’Histoire du Soldat.
Reed has studied conducting with Mark Scatterday, Stephen Gage, Russel Mikkelson, Rick Blatti, and Neil Varon. He has also been influenced by Donald Hunsberger, Kevin Sedatole, H. Robert Reynolds, Fulvio Creux, Craig Kirchhoff, William Weinert, Joseph Flummerfelt, Steve Davis and Michael Haithcock.