Reed Chamberlin is a conductor and serves on the music faculty at Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), where he conducts the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, and guides the instrumental music program. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he served as Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Prior to his appointment he was a successful high school music teacher in Ashland, Ohio. Reed 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 on the national level at several auditioned 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 and the Ohio Music Education Association’s TRIAD. His recent projects include a document entitled A Guide to Steven Bryant’s Concerto for Wind Ensemble, which presents diverse topics pertinent to conductors. He was also integral in production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent CD, Stravinsky — 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.