Trevor Reed (Hopi) is the director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project and a JD/PhD candidate at Columbia Law School and Columbia University’s Music Department. He holds a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship with the National Academies of Sciences, is a recipient of the American Indian Graduate Center graduate fellowship, and Hopi Tribe Priority Scholarship recipient. He received his masters degree in Arts Administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a second masters of arts degree in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Reed graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a Bachelors degree in music composition. As an undergraduate, Reed worked as writer, copy editor and layout designer for BYU’s Eagle’s Eye magazine, the University’s foremost publication aimed at advancing knowledge on multicultural issues. Following his graduation from BYU, Reed coordinated artistic operations for the Utah Symphony & Opera and the Deer Valley Music Festival and also maintained an active freelance composition and performance career.
In 2009, Reed co-authored a study on the state of American composers for Columbia’s Research Center for Arts and Culture entitled, Taking Note: A Study of Composers and New Music Activity in the United States. His current areas of research include repatriation of indigenous music, urban indigenous performance and identity, and sound perception, hearing and music listening within d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.
Reed’s musical compositions have received awards from the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Composition Contest and the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration, with recent performances in Ohio, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Reed’s research has received grants from the First Nations Composer Initiative and the Lynn Reyer Award for Tribal Community Development. Reed has served on the boards of the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarships Program and the First Nations Composer Initiative. Reed is currently collaborating with Hopi traditional composer Clark Tenakhongva on a new work for the Grand Canyon Music Festival in 2016 supported by New Music USA.