Eric Reed
The Juilliard School
American Brass Quintet
Eric Reed
Eric Reed has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and educator throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. In March 2014, Eric joined the American Brass Quintet as the newest member and first change in the horn position since 1976. A native of Indiana, Eric holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. Eric has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Decoda and International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. He has previously been a member of the Canadian Brass, Harrisburg Symphony, Ensemble ACJW, Burning River Brass and Spectrum Brass. Having recently joined the orchestra of the current Broadway musical production Cinderella, Eric has also been a member of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and a substitute at numerous other on- and off-Broadway shows. Eric has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and Placido Domingo, and twice toured Japan with BoyzIIMen.
As a member of Canadian Brass from 2010 to 2013, Eric toured the globe, educated thousands of young people and recorded numerous albums on the Opening Day and Steinway & Sons labels, twice being nominated for JUNO awards in Canada. His arrangements have been performed and recorded by Canadian Brass and other ensembles. Eric was also a member of the Oregon Symphony and New World Symphony, and has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Sarasota Symphony and Florida Orchestra.
In 2002, Eric was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he earned the Harry Shapiro Award for outstanding brass playing. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, Weill Music Institute and NYC Department of Education, Eric was a partner teacher for 2 years at the Clement C. Moore Public School 13Q in Elmhurst, Queens. Through this unique and groundbreaking program, he explored the fields of interactive performance and arts advocacy, creatively engaging diverse audiences throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
As an educator, Eric has been on the faculty of Rutgers University, the Music Academy of the West and the Round Top Festival Institute, as well as being a featured clinician at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival and a guest clinician of Conn-Selmer, Inc. in Seoul, South Korea. With his appointment to the American Brass Quintet, Eric joins the faculties of the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival, where the ABQ has been Ensemble-in-Residence since 1987 and 1970, respectively.
Eric enjoys golf, running and cooking, and resides in New York City with his wife, violinist Sarah Zun and their cat, Sydney.