- Joined the Colorado Symphony in September 2023
- Degrees in double bass performance from the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Southern California
Mary Reed is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Brought up in a musical family, both parents are classically trained French horn players. She began studying guitar at age 6 and double bass at age 9. She completed degrees in double bass performance at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Southern California, with summer studies at Aspen Music Festival and Brevard Music Center. Since completing her education, Reed has performed with some of the finest orchestras in the country including the National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis, Nashville, North Carolina, and Kansas City Symphonies and was a fellowship recipient with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach under the baton of Michael Tilson-Thomas.
Beyond her passion for orchestral music, Mary is a singer/songwriter and enjoys playing guitar in a band with her spouse, percussionist Dan Morris.