Ellen Reid is a composer and sound artist whose work “brims with canny invention” (LA Weekly). Reid’s work is largely collaborative and takes the form of opera, chamber music, electronic pop songs, scores for film and theater and immersive interactive media. Reid’s work has been hailed as “ineffably moving” by Mark Swed of the LA Times, “radiant” by Alex Ross of the New Yorker, and it’s been said that her vocal writing would “make you believe that the mythical sirens really existed” (KCRW). Upcoming and recent projects include a 45-minute commission for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, an orchestral work for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, p r i s m with LA Opera and Beth Morrison Projects, two commissions from the LA Philharmonic in one season, music for Buster’s Mal Heart – starring Rami Malek – at the Toronto International Film Festival, and a sound installation for HBO. Reid was listed as one of Music America’s 30 Professionals of the Year in 2016 for her work with Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program for young self-identified female, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers she co-founded with Missy Mazzoli. Reid received her BFA from Columbia University and her MA from California Institute of the Arts. She splits her time between her two favorite cities – Los Angeles and New York.
OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
Click here to learn more about OPERA America granting programs.
|GRANT NAME||YEAR||The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development||2016||Opera Grants for Female Composers: Commissioning Grants||2015|
Click company name to view productions details.
All information is derived from OPERA America's Season Schedule of Performances and titles databases which date back to 1991. OPERA America is constantly updating this data. If you feel that a work or an artist has been omitted or that information is incorrect, please use the linked forms below.
Title Information Form
Artist Information Form