Gary Reeves

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Gary Reeves
Johnson Fine Arts Center 124

Instructor, Horn

B.M.E, Augustana College (Illinois)

M.M., University of South Dakota

D.M.A., University of Iowa (horn performance)


Dr. Gary L. Reeves is a native of Muscatine, in southeast Iowa. Before his appointment as adjunct professor of horn at Northern State University, he taught instrumental music in public schools and at the university level at Oregon State University, Southern Utah University, and the University of South Dakota. Mr. Reeves performs with the NSU Brass Quintet; A Touch of Brass, a Nebraska-based brass quintet; and the Quintessential Winds, a Sioux City, Iowa-based woodwind quintet.


Each summer, Dr. Reeves is horn player for the North Coast Chamber Players, a woodwind, keyboard, and percussion ensemble that rehearses and performs in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


His arrangements for horn ensembles are published by Veritas Musica Publishing. He has edited marches for concert band published by Carl Fischer Music, and his solo compact disc recording of 20th-century works by American composers for horn and piano is published by Mark Recordings of New York. He has a second CD in preparation of 20th- and 21st-century American music.


Dr. Reeves is married to Dr. Deborah Check Reeves, clarinetist and curator of education and woodwinds at the National Music Museum. They enjoy riding their tandem bicycle and caring for their Brittany spaniels, Graham and Molly.