Kathryn Reed teaches harpsichord, class piano, ear training, and directs the Collegium Musicum. She also teaches the first-year common course, Paideia. She served as the director of the Luther Nottingham Program for the 2009-10 academic year. She moved to Decorah in 1995 from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she studied and taught musicology and early keyboard instruments. She has also taught Music Appreciation, Music of J. S. Bach, and multiple study abroad courses in the U.K. and Europe. She maintains a small studio of private piano students ranging in age from 8 to adult, and co-directs Burning Bright, an annual community benefit concert.
Reed has performed as a harpsichord soloist and continuo player throughout the Midwest and in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Recently she has performed at the Peoria Bach Festival, and in collaborations with recorder player Lisette Kielson.