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Jorim E. Reid, Sr.

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Jorim E. Reid, Sr.


Jorim E. Reid, Sr. is an American conductor, educator and composer.

Dr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree from Florida A&M University, a Master of Music Education degree in oboe from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, where his dissertation was "Marching Sound Machines: An Autoethnography of a Director of Bands at an Historically Black College And University. "

He is [2022] the director of bands at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, Dr. Reid was the director of bands at Fayetteville State University, where he led the Marching Bronco ’Xpress in addition to serving as a professor of music, teaching wind symphony, symphonic band, elementary and advanced instrumental conducting, music literature and arranging.

During the span of his professional career, Dr. Reid has garnered the attention and respect of his peers. A three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Best Musical Arrangement for Bands and a six-time Honda Battle of the Bands winner, he has an extensive performance list that includes a marching band performance at the iconic Tournament of the Roses. Dr. Reid’s professional affiliations and memberships include, among others, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Central Intercollegiate Band Directors Conference, College Band Directors National Conference, HBCU National Band Directors’ Consortium, Inter-Collegiate Music Association, and Minority Music Educators Conference.

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