Composer Sally Reid was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1948. She holds the Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is Professor of Music and Director of the School of Music at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Reid was editor of the ILWC Journal (International League of Women Composers) from 1991-1995 and served as President of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) in 1999-2000. She is also a member of the Society of Composers, Inc., the Southern Composers League and the Nashville Composers Association.
Reid’s compositions include works in both acoustic and electro-acoustic media and employ tonality in a way that is both fresh and approachable. Her compositions have been referred to as “stunning and whimsical” and “charmingly demented.” Her most recent work has included orchestral realizations of original scores for historical documentaries and experimental films (Old Segundo Productions). Her score to Dry Gulcher Down received the George Bledsoe Award at an award presentation in Shalford England in 2008.
Dr. Reid has received annual ASCAP awards since 1987. Her Fiuggi Fanfare (for saxophone quintet) won First Prize during the Fifth International Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was released on the SCI compilation album Mosaic in 2010. Her compositions have been performed by North/South Consonance, Composers Concordance, Synchronia, New Music Now!, Opus 90, the Price Duo and Northern Accord. They have been broadcast in the U.S., Europe and Australia and are published by Hildegard Publishing, Southern Music and Elm Creek Music.