Music Faculty Member Earns a Guggenheim

Congratulations to Leah Reid

Leah Reid
Photo by Kirsten Lara Getchell

Leah Reid, an Assistant Professor of Music Composition, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Provided by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for mid-career scholars and artists who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exhibit exceptional creative ability in the arts while exhibiting great promise for their future endeavors.

A composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, Reid researches 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 award-winning 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. 

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