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 B.M.E. 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 the production of the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s album, Stravinsky — Octet and L’Histoire du Soldat.


Ave Maris Stella

Release Date: October 13, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6564
Early Music
Large Ensemble
Reed Chamberlin’s AVE MARIS STELLA is a rare 21st-century recasting of beloved motets and secular works from the 14th and 16th centuries. Works by du Fay, Gabrieli, de Machaut, and more are reimagined through a double lens — the time-held tradition of setting renaissance work for wind bands, and, especially to the genre, the addition of post-production audio effects. AVE MARIS STELLA’s impressive variety of auditory experiences are recorded at such a high level of performance that it is nothing but a complete delight, from track to track and as a whole body of work.