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Catherine Reid

CountryUnited States of America
OccupationArranger, Composer, Teacher
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary, Electronic, Jazz-Rock, Musical, Pop, Rock, Rock and Roll

Catherine received her MFA in Musical Theater Composition from NYU, and her Bachelor of Music from Boston University. She lived in NYC for 16 years where she enjoyed a free-lance career as a music director, arranger, composer and teacher. Some of her projects while living there include a commission by American Opera Projects to compose The Broken Jug with librettist David Ives for the Indianapolis Opera Company, music directing a production of Berthold Brecht’s The Irresistible Rise of Arturo Ui with John Turturro at the Classic Stage Company, and orchestrating several episodes of ABC’s One Life to Live. Her musical The Colossus of Rhodes, about the rise and fall of Cecil Rhodes, (libretto by Carey Perloff) received a full production at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and at the White Barn Theater in CT. Recently, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University performed her opera The Yellow Wallpaper (libretto by Judith Lane). She was commissioned by the Hyde Collection to compose 11 pieces for chamber orchestra and SATB inspired by art work in their permanent collection, as well as two full evenings each of music inspired by both Degas and by Andrew Wyeth, and was commissioned by the Glens Falls Symphony to compose a piece for the Glens Falls Centennial (called Coming Home). She has also been the co-creator and music director of several original cabarets with Laura Roth and Wild Women Productions. She lives with her husband Stu Kuby and two children (Leo and Lucy) and teaches music in the Adirondacks.

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