2008 National Choral Honors Project
Jonathan Reed is associate professor of music and associate director of choral programs at the Michigan State University College of Music. He also conducts the State Singers, the Men’s Glee Club, and teaches Ensemble Conducting and Secondary Choral Methods. During the summer, Reed teaches graduate courses in Choral Conducting and Choral Methods. In addition, he supervises the directed teaching experiences of undergraduate choral education majors. In 1999, the Associated Students of MSU presented him with the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Reed enjoys an active professional status as an adjudicator and clinician, conducting festivals and all-state choruses throughout the United States. In the coming year, he will conduct All-State and Honor Choruses in Texas, Indiana, Missouri and for the Northwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). 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.