Eric Reed is an internationally recognized horn player, chamber musician, and educator. Based in New York City, he has played concerts and presented master classes on five continents and in a variety of ensembles and musical styles. He is the newest member of the American Brass Quintet, and serves on the horn and chamber music faculties of The Juilliard School and New York University. In addition to his work with the ABQ, he performs regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He is a former member of the Canadian Brass and Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW. Additionally, he has been on the rosters of the Oregon, New World, and Harrisburg symphonies, and has performed with dozens of New York City's diverse cultural organizations. He holds degrees from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and The Juilliard School. He is a member of the newly formed Ensemble Échappé, a sinfonietta dedicated to music of the 21st century. He has recently given world premiere performances of works by composers Eric Ewazen, William Bolcom, Robert Paterson, Kenneth Fuchs, Eric Nathan, and John Zorn. In addition to his endeavors in and around New York, he maintains an active performance and teaching schedule away from home. He is on the faculty of the Round Top Festival Institute and Aspen Music Festival and School, and has appeared at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.