Trumpet Artist Paul Reid is a compelling force for connection through music, educational outreach and challenging the status quo of trumpet repertoire. With his “nuanced and singing musicality”, he has dazzled audiences as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.
Trumpet Artist Paul Reid is a compelling force for connection through music, educational outreach and challenging the status quo of trumpet repertoire. With his “nuanced and singing musicality”, he has dazzled audiences as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. His career has taken him to numerous locations throughout the Southwest as he has performed with ensembles such as the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Palo Verde Brass and the trumpet quintet, The Prophets.
Fluid in many styles, Reid has been a member of numerous musicals in the El Paso area, is part of the Phoenix Brass Collective, and in 2018, soloed with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra performing an electric rendition of Alexander Arutiunian’s famous “Trumpet Concerto”. In 2017, he was a part of “The Bridge” bi-national concert series that merged youth orchestras from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México to perform traditional music from both sides of the border. Reid has attended the Bay View Music Festival, performed at the International Trumpet Guild Conference and competed at the National Trumpet Competition and the International Women’s Brass Conference. He has also spent time connecting with audiences in less-traditional settings such as senior homes, farmer’s markets and even a Kids Olympics Ceremony in Michigan.
As a private teacher and clinician, Reid teaches the value of music in one’s life and challenges his students to perform at high levels. He is certified to teach general music in the state of Texas for levels K-12 with a focus in instrumental music. Active in the marching world, Reid is currently working with the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band.
His academic accomplishments include being a University of Texas at El Paso Presidential Excellence Scholar, receiving an undergraduate scholarship from the Texas Association of Music Educators, and was awarded the prestigious Presser Award in 2018. His trumpet quintet, The Prophets, was chosen as recipients of the Regents’ Outstanding Student Award (ROSA) in arts and humanities by the University of Texas System.
Reid currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he is pursuing his Master’s of Music in Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso where he graduated in 2019. His primary teachers include Joe Burgstaller, Nancy Taylor, Kenny Capshaw, Scott Thornburg and Brian Buerkle.