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Devin Reid

Visiting Lecturer, Bands    

Devin Reid is currently an active musician and educator throughout the southeast. A native of Fayetteville, NC, Mr. Reid is a 2005 recipient of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship.  He holds a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In 2016 Mr. Reid accepted the position as Interim Assistant Director of Bands at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. In this capacity he co-teaches the Panther Marching Band, conducts the Basketball Band, conducts the University Concert Band, teaches undergraduate conducting courses and supervises student teachers in the field. Prior to his appointment at Georgia State, Mr. Reid taught public school in Georgia and North Carolina and served as Graduate Assistant for the Georgia State University Bands. While teaching at James Kenan High School (NC), Mr. Reid grew the program from 0% to 10% of the school population in just three years. His ensembles performed at numerous events in and out of the community including the NC Muscadine Festival, NC PAS Day of Percussion and the Virginia International Music Festival.  His ensembles have performed with merit to earn superior ratings at local music festivals.  Since 2007, Mr. Reid has worked as percussion instructor with numerous high school drum lines and percussion ensembles throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Reid has presented clinics and masterclasses on education and percussion pedagogy at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference and the Georgia State University Bands of Distinction. He has been a two-time guest conductor of the Eagle Ensemble at the International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. He is also an active adjudicator throughout Georgia and North Carolina.

As a performer, Mr. Reid is an actively sought after musician.  He was the percussionist for the popular brass quintet and Delos recording artist “Da Capo Brass”.  Their debut album “From The Beginning” stormed the iTunes classical charts at #8 in January 2012.  Currently, Mr. Reid is a freelance percussionist in the Atlanta area. He has also been a member of the regionally acclaimed bluegrass band, “T.R. and the Boys” as baritone vocalist and mandolin player. They have three releases, and their most recent album; “Lonesome” features one of his original songs as the title track.  He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the Percussive Arts Society, is an endorser for Sabian Cymbals and a registered songwriter with BMI.

Mr. Reid is happily married to his beautiful wife Amy and they reside in Powder Springs, GA with their daughter Katelynn.