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Joe Reid Music

 

THEATRE COLLABORATOR

Joe maintains a busy schedule working on theatre productions as a music director, arranger, composer and pianist. He brings over thirty years experience as a music director. Joe has accompanied and coached performers from early elementary school students to adults in musical productions. Joe even recently worked as an accompanist for a mime, a clown and a modern dance troupe. Since 2004, Joe has worked as a music director and/or pianist for a wide range of theatre productions including: Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Cinderella, Just So, Let’s Get Married, A Life Examined, Peter Pan, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver, Over the River, Peter Pan, A Secret Garden and Seussical.

Since 2004, Joe has collaborated on projects with the Riverside Theatre (Hyde Park), the Watertown Children’s Theatre, the Belmont Dramatic Club, All About Us Theatre, the Revels, the Mystic Chorale, Mass Theatrica, The Stoneham Theatre, and various schools.

 ACCOMPANIST (COLLABORATOR WITH MUSICIANS)

 Joe has worked as an accompanist and collaborative pianist in a wide range of settings.  He has worked as an accompanist for various choral groups, and currently serves as a regular accompanist for the Brookline Senior Chorus. He is the staff accompanist for students at the New School of Music in Cambridge.  He has accompanied instrumental and vocal students at the Longy School of Music in graduate, undergraduate and continuing education recitals and classes. 
 

 Joe performs regularly as an accompanist in jazz and classical settings.  And he also enjoys working in other genres.  He recently performed with a klezmer ensemble, with Brazilian combo and in a concert of Armenian folk and art songs.  As Joe’s hero Duke Ellington says: “my biggest kick in music is when I have a problem. Without a problem to solve, how much interest do you take in anything…I don’t believe in categories"

RECORDINGS/DEMOS

 Joe has established a studio with a Bösedorfer Imperial  nine foot concert grand piano [picture], a Steinway piano, a Yamaha digital piano, and with digital recording equipment.  Joe is able to create custom recordings to suit your needs. For example, Joe has created rehearsal CDs for theatrical productions and demo CDs for auditions.