Reed Criddle

Faculty Member

Dr. Reed Criddle


Dr. Reed Criddle is Director of Choral Activities at Utah Valley University, where he conducts the Chamber Choir and Men's Choir and teaches conducting and voice. In recognition of his innovative pedagogy and professional work as a composer and conductor, Utah Valley University has presented him with the School of the Arts Dean’s Award, two Faculty Senate Excellence Awards, and the Presidential Fellowship Award.

As a conductor and U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar, he has directed ensembles, conducted research, and led workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Cuba, and the United States. Dr. Criddle has served as president of the Utah chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. UVU choirs under his direction have performed many times at the national conference of NCCO, the western division conference of ACDA, and state conferences of the ACDA and NAfME.

Dr. Criddle’s compositions have been performed worldwide by a large variety of ensembles like Musikhochschüle Lübeck Kammerchor (Germany), Beijing Queer Chorus (China), Hollywood Master Chorale (California), National University of Singapore International Festival Chorus, and Auckland Welsh Choir (New Zealand). He has recently guest-lectured at institutions such as the Hochschüle für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany), California State University (Los Angeles), Taipei University of the Arts (Taiwan), Foguangshan Buddhist College (Taiwan), and the Technical University of Kenya. His compositions and arrangements are available through Earthsongs, Hal Leonard, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and North Star Music.

He is a graduate of Stanford University, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Michigan.

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Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA), University of Michigan, 2011

Major: Choral Conducting

Masters of Music (MM), Eastman School of Music, 2008

Major: Conducting

MA, Stanford Unversity, 2006

Major: East Asian Studies

BA, Stanford University, 2005

Major: Music and Chinese



Introduction to World Music FF GI, Summer 2024

MUSC 4150

Advanced Choral Conducting, Spring 2024


Chamber Choir, Spring 2024


Deep Green-Tenor/Bass Choir, Spring 2024

MUSC 2002

Diction for Singers II, Spring 2024


Private Lessons II, Spring 2024


Criddle, Reed , International Choral Art Institute Conference, "指挥技巧和艺术 (Conducting Clarity and Artistry)", Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (July, 2014)
Criddle, Reed , International Choral Art Institute Conference, "有目的的热身: 十个重要原则 (Ten Essential Principles for Goal-driven Warm-ups)", Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (July, 2014)
Criddle, Reed , Jiangsu Provincial Conductors Association Summer Conference, "音标和法文发音 (The International Phonetic Alphabet and French Diction For Chinese Speakers)", Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (July, 2014)
Criddle, Reed , Trade Secrets Summer Workshop, "Music Worth Deux-ing: French Choral Music Appropriate for High School Choirs", American Choral Directors Association, Utah. (June, 2014)
Criddle, Reed , Array, "Musical Tropes in Elijah and the Psyche of a Romantic Musicologist", Utah Valley Symphony Guild Symposium, Orem, Utah. (February, 2014)
Criddle, Reed , Shanghai Music Conductors Association Conference, "发现与实现你指挥之梦 (Discovering and Realizing the Conductor's Dream)", Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (June, 2013)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Criddle, Reed , "Rodeback: Ding Dong! Merrily on high" .


Invitational performances at the National Conference of ACDA

American Choral Directors Association - February, 2023

ACDA National Conference (Cincinnati, Ohio) 2023
Invitational performance (blind, peer-reviewed)
The UVU Chamber Choir was selected, based on three recordings (one from each of the previous three years), to perform two solo concerts at Cincinnati Music Hall for thousands of conductors from around the world. Both performances received enthusiastic standing ovations.

American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference

February, 2014

Blind, peer-reviewed, invitational performance The UVU Chamber Choir was selected, based on three recordings (one from each of the previous three years), to perform at this ACDA conference in Santa Barbara, California for conductors from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah

National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference

October, 2013

Blind, peer-reviewed, invitational performance The UVU Chamber Choir was selected, based on four recordings (two from each of the previous two years) to be one of nine performing choirs to sing at the NCCO conference in Charleston, South Carolina for hundreds of collegiate choral conductors nationwide

UVU Faculty Senate Excellence Award

May, 2013

2013 School of the Arts full-time faculty recipient

The American Prize in Choral Performance

July, 2012

College/University Division Finalist Awarded to the 2012 UVU Chamber Choir, this non-profit, national competition selects the finest choirs based on a peer-review of submitted recordings

Certificate in College and Community Teaching

Eastman School of Music, Institute of Music Leadership

Certification in teaching courses in conducting and voice, awarded through the Arts Leadership Program