|Title:||Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music|
Dr. Reed Criddle is Director of Choral Activities at Utah Valley University, where he coordinates a choral program of six choirs and conducts the Chamber Choir, Menâ€™s Choir, and community-based Wasatch Chorale and Ars Nova. Recipient of the 2013 UVU School of the Arts Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Criddle also teaches advanced choral conducting, lyric diction, private voice, and private conducting.
Dr. Criddle is President-Elect of the American Choral Directors Association-Utah and Utah board member for the National Collegiate Choral Organization. His compositions and arrangements are available through Earthsongs and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and his pioneering 2006 translation of the third-century Chinese musical treatise by philosopher Ruan Ji is published by Asian Music (University of Texas Press).
Recent invitations include guest conductor of the Utah Junior High Honors Choral Festival (2014), keynote speaker for the Shanghai Music Conductors Association Conference (2013), conductor-in-residence for the Beijing Chemical Technology University Choirs (2013), guest conductor of Utah Lyric Opera (2012) and conductor-in-residence of Sine Nomine (2012), Cuba's professional, all-male, SATB ensemble. In summer 2014, Dr. Criddle will return to mainland China to teach choral music for several weeks at Fudan University, Shanghai LiXin University of Commerce, and Shanghai Jiaotong University.
He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting at the University of Michigan and his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at the Eastman School of Music. At Stanford University, he received his Masters of Arts in East Asian Studies and Bachelors of Arts in Vocal Performance and Chinese. Previous teaching posts include the University of Michigan, Eastman Community Music School, and the Young Musicians Program at the University of California, Berkeley.