Leah Reid

Leah Reid

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Music Composition

Competition: US & Canada

Leah Reid (b.1985) is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her primary research interests involve the perception, modeling, and compositional applications of timbre. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the American Prize in Composition, first prizes in the KLANG! International Electroacoustic Composition Competition and the Tesselat Electronic Music Competition, IAWM’s Pauline Oliveros Prize, second prizes in the Iannis Xenakis International Electronic Music Competition and the International Destellos Competition, and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and the Hambidge Center.

Her compositions have been presented at festivals, conferences, and major venues throughout the world, including Aveiro_Síntese (Portugal), BEAST FEaST (England), Espacios Sonoros (Argentina), EviMus (Germany), ICMC (USA, Chile & Ireland), IRCAM’s ManiFeste (France), LA Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight (USA), MA/IN Festival (Italy), NYCEMF (USA), OUA-EMF (Japan), Série de Música de Câmara (Brazil), the Tilde New Music Festival (Australia), TIES (Canada), and WOCMAT (Taiwan), among many others. Her works are published with Ablaze Records, New Focus Recordings, Parma Recordings, RMN Classical, and BabelScores.

Reid received her D.M.A. and M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and her B.Mus from McGill University. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. For additional information, visit www.leahreidmusic.com.

Photo Credit: Kirsten Lara Getchell

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