Reed Chamberlin, DMA

Director, School of Music; Associate Professor of Conducting; Director of Bands
Reed Chamberlin


Reed Chamberlin serves as director of bands at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he conducts the Nevada Wind Ensemble, teaches 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, Reno, 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 Ohio State University and an M.M. 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 given research presentations at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the CBDNA National Conference and the International Society for the Research and Promotion of Wind Band Music. His writings have been published 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 CD, Stravinsky - Octet and L'Histoire du Soldat.


Stravinsky. Octet / L'Histoire Du Soldat. Eastman Wind Ensemble. 2007, No Big Whoop Records.


  • DMA, Conducting, Eastman School of Music
  • MM, Conducting, Youngstown State University
  • B.A., Music Education, Ohio State University