Marc Reed

Marc Reed

Title: Director, School of Music; School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration
Phone: 330-972-5761


Dr. Marc Reed is Director of the School of Music and School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration at The University of Akron. Prior to coming to Akron, Reed served on the faculty of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he was Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Music for seven years.  Previous faculty appointments also include positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Waldorf College, Drake University, and the University of North Texas.

Reed’s first solo trumpet recording, Gone, But Not Forgotten, was released in 2016 on the Mark Records label. 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 currently serves as Editor of the ITG Journal’s Trumpet in the Wind Band column, Chair of the ITG Junior and Senior Youth Competitions, Artist Faculty Member of the National Trumpet Competition, Artist/Clinician for the Bach Trumpet Division of the Conn-Selmer Corporation, and is a member of ITG’s Recording Production Committee.  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 holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance and Brass Pedagogy from the University of North Texas, Master of Music degree 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 resides in Stow, Ohio, with his wife Katharine, their son Teddy, and their two Vizslas Penny and Wrigley.