Jonathan Reed is Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Michigan State University School of Music.
He conducts the State Singers, the Men’s Glee Club, and teaches courses in conducting at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 1999, the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) presented him with the Outstanding Faculty Award. He is a contributing author to GIA’s The School Choral Program, and is series advisor for Boosey and Hawkes choral series entitled In Low Voice.
Dr. Reed enjoys an active career as a clinician/conductor. He has conducted all state choruses throughout the United States, as well as honor choirs for the Northwest, Western, and Southern Divisions of the American Choral Directors Association. His choirs have performed at divisional and national conferences of ACDA. He has presented interest sessions at two national conferences of ACDA (1999, 2005) and at numerous state ACDA conferences.
As the National ACDA Repertoire and Standards Chair for Male Chorus and a board member of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses Inc., Reed is recognized across America for his leadership in men’s choral music. Under his direction, the MSU Men’s Glee Club has completed three European tours, and been an invited participant in the Midwest Music Conference in Ann Arbor, the 1998 Central Division Convention of ACDA in Detroit, and ACDA National Conventions in Chicago (1999) and San Antonio (2001). Most recently, the Men’s Glee Club was invited to participate in America Cantat IV, one of only two American choirs invited to participate in America Cantat IV in Mexico City.