BS Florida A&M University 1998 Music Education
MME Florida State University 2000 Music Education
Composer, professor and conductor are just a few of the hats worn by Jorim Reid, Fayetteville State University Director of Bands. Since 2000, he has conducted and developed distinctive sound and quality for multiple ensembles at several universities, and received accolades in several competitions and presentations. For 14 years, Reid served as a faculty member, music instructor, arranger, and band director at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, North Carolina. While there, he reestablished the symphonic bands, and in 2004, he created his passion, the Wind Symphony and Concert Bands, to challenge the exceptional musicians within his program, and to serve as a development group, respectively. Although his first rehearsal in 2001 consisted of only sixteen winds and sweat-suits for uniforms, the band grew to just shy of 150 by 2004. Under his leadership, the NCCU marching and symphonic bands flourished and provided a source of pride and respect for the university, including participating in and winning the honor of being selected to perform in the Honda Battle of Bands six times in the categories of CIAA and Independent Class (2004-2010). Reid has been featured in the publication, Halftime Magazine International, highlighting his patented "Hybrid" marching concept. This approach was forged to play down deficiencies in student musicianship and limited resources, and to meld traditional and corps styles, resulting in unlimited musical maneuvering and creativity options that enhance the band's performance. This concept is beginning to be imitated, proving Reid's creative work has been the catalyst generating more than 100 million impressions in print, online, and on television.
Jorim E. Reid
Office: Rosenthal Building, Room 227