Teresa Reed Appointed Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville

Teresa Reed has been named dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville. She will assume her new duties on June 15, 2019.

Currently, Dr. Reed serves as a professor of music and associate dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa. Prior to her appointment as associate dean, she served as director of School of Music at the university. She previously taught at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa and at Indiana University.

Dr. Reed is the author of two books: The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor (Indiana University Press, 2013), which she wrote with Dr. Taylor, and The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music (University Press of Kentucky, 2003).

“I am honored to lead and represent the faculty, staff and students at the University of Louisville School of Music,” Dr. Reed said. “I am excited to build on our tradition of outstanding teaching and preparation and I look forward to playing an active role in Louisville’s vibrant music and arts community.”

Dr. Reed is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana. She holds a master’s degree in music theory from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in music theory, music history and literature, and African-American studies from Indiana University.

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  1. Hello Dr. Reed,

    I am a producer at NPR Music and also work on Jazz Night In America, a weekly radio program and occasional video series. We are producing a radio show to celebrate the centennial of the great Dr Billy Taylor and I was wondering if you would be up for a 30-minute interview to help tell the story of his life and work. Would love to discuss more on email or the phone – if you could forward your contact info.

    Many thanks for your consideration,
    Suraya Mohamed

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