A native of Illinois, Daniel L. Reid is a first-year choral conducting M.M. at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to arriving in Rochester, Reid was the Director of Music and Liturgy at Sacred Heart and St. Augustine churches in Jeffersonville, IN, a suburb of Louisville, KY. While in Louisville, he sang with Kent Hatteberg’s Louisville Chamber Choir and frequently collaborated with the Louisville Orchestra. In 2017, he graduated from Yale University’s Divinity School with a Master of Divinity, in which he studied liberation theology, sexual ethics, and sacred music. While at Yale, Reid was active in many of the University’s choirs, including the prestigious Yale Camerata and the Marquand Chapel Choir at the Divinity School.
Reid is also a proud alumnus of Monmouth College, a liberal arts school in Monmouth, IL. While at Monmouth, Reid sang with and accompanied for the Monmouth Chorale, an ensemble with which he travelled on several national and international tours. The last of these tours, in 2013, culminated with a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Reid was born in Chicago, spent his early childhood in Westchester, IL, and grew up in Carlinville, IL, where his parents still live. He currently resides in Rochester with his wife, the Reverend Rachel B.L. Reid, who is a chaplain resident at Strong Memorial Hospital and 2021 alumna of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.