BILL REED has dedicated his professional life to guiding singers in their quest to realize their potential as performing artists. Bill was born into a show business family, the son of Vernon Reed of the Buffalo Bills (the acclaimed barbershop quartet). He began his vocal music education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. (Bill is a proud member of the Badger Ice Hockey Hall of Fame). He completed his studies at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate in vocal music education. After a busy and rewarding career as a college choral director, studio voice teacher and concert singer, Bill established a private voice studio in New York City near Lincoln Center, and began his twenty-five year career as singing teacher at the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School. For over thirty years, he was privileged to work with singers from all over the world, whose specialties ranged from opera to pop and rock, and Broadway to folk and country. He has consulted on a number of Hollywood movies and commercial recordings, and his students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, City Opera, many European opera houses, and in hundreds of Broadway shows and national tours. Bill’s students have won Oscar Hammerstein, MAC, Drama Desk, Emmy and Tony awards.
In Vermont, Bill’s adult students have had leading roles in numerous local community and professional musical theater productions. His college and school-aged students have performed extensively in school productions and have gone on to study singing and musical theater at many of the most prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories in the country. A number of Bill’s Vermont students are working professionals and have recently performed in leading roles at the New York City Opera and on Broadway. Bill is in demand nationally as a clinician, and has been invited to give workshops at many colleges, universities, and meetings of professional organizations.
“Working with Bill I gained the endurance to do eight shows a week on Broadway. This man is magic!” ~ Gary Lynch, “Javert” in Les Misérables
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Bill Reed Tenor In Concert – 1977 Recording
SALLY OLSON is the Managing Director at Bill Reed Voice Studio. She was born in Rutland, VT and is a graduate of Rutland High School, class of 1999. Sally attended Middlebury College, class of 2003, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Studio Art and French. Sally continued her art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PafA) in Philadelphia, PA and completed the Post-baccalaureate program with a focus on painting, as well as the summer session at the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Italy. She has participated in various art exhibitions, completed numerous art commissions, and has artwork on display in Middlebury College’s permanent collection (www.sallyannolson.com). Sally has been acting and singing since childhood. She is an alumna of the Circle in the Square Theatre School’s summer musical workshop. Sally can be seen in local/regional commercials, theatre and singing in cabaret performances. She debuted her Carpenters tribute concert in January of 2015. www.carpenterstributeconcert.com