Casidy Reed

Casidy Reed (she/her/hers) is a musician, educator, and advocate for music education. Native to Buffalo, NY, she is the current Head Band Director at the Chagrin Falls Village School District in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Previously, she taught 7-12 Band at the Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY. Reed received her Master of Music in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music in May of 2021. She graduated with her Bachelor of Music Education as a trumpet primary from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in 2019. 

Reed is a Director of the Community Arts School at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, a current trumpet player with the Cleveland Winds, freelances in the Cleveland area, and maintains her own private studio of trumpet students of all ages. 

Reed has studied trumpet with James Thompson, former principal trumpet of the Montreal and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras, Jack Sutte of the Cleveland Orchestra, John Maguda, Frank Campos, and Michael Vertoske. 

Reed hopes to live a life dedicated to creating music and teaching others. She believes that musical performance and education should be intertwined. Her current research areas include gender equity in music, equity in education, intersectionality, music aptitude and achievement, community music school education, and teacher preparation programs.