Originally from: Pensacola, FL
Now reside in: Houston, TX
Birthday: January 18
How did you get started? 6th grade band, 11 years old.
What do you do when you’re not playing with ROCO? Play and teach all over Houston. Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony. Teach Horn at University of Houston and Friendswood High School.
What are you listening to on your iPod? Bach Keyboard Concerti, progressive bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Punch Brothers.
Personal info: Married to Mary. Boston Terrier, Charlie.
Question you’re asked most often: So…what’s your real job? Answer: This IS my real job.
Interests outside music: American history, cooking, internet shopping, travel.
Education: Bachelor of Music, Florida State University. Master of Music in Horn, Northwestern University.
Bio:Gavin Reed is an active freelance artist in the Houston area as well as an Affiliate Artist of University of Houston’s Moores School. After completing his Masters Degree under Gail Williams and William Barnewitz at Northwestern University in 2005, he has appeared frequently with the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Houston Symphony. In addition to live performances, he has also been heard with these ensembles on Houston’s public radio station, KUHF, as well as the nationally broadcast program Performance Today.