Music Department

At Reed College, we believe that music enriches the life of the mind, body and soul. We seek to build an inclusive learning community in which students may explore their musical interests, gain knowledge, improve skills, and express themselves.

Whether students are continuing their musical journey or just beginning, the Music Department offers a variety of opportunities for engagement through scholarship, performance, composition, and collaboration. We believe that all music is valuable/every voice counts and our diverse curriculum prepares music majors and minors for a variety of careers after graduation.


Monica OhuchiThe Reed College Music Department is pleased to present Monica Ohuchi as the new Director of Private Music Instruction! Monica has taught piano at Reed since 2014 before taking this position, while also serving as Executive Director of Fear No Music. We are so lucky to have Monica taking on this role in coordinating private lessons and our Friday@Four concert series, among all of the other roles and responsibilities of the position. Take a look at Monica's extended biography here and stop by the PAB to welcome them to their new role!

Welcome Caitlin Schmid, new visiting assistant professor in Music! Caitlin is teaching courses in Musical Avant-Gardes, Listening to Dance Music, and Music History this year. 

The Reed College Music Department is also pleased to announce the formation of a Minor in Music! Please find the requirements to minor in music on the Degree Requirements page.