Christopher Reed, pianist, is currently on the faculty of Colorado State University where he serves as the voice and opera coach. Additionally, he is finishing his doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music where he is highly active as a collaborator. A student of Dr. Jean Barr, Christopher is a two time prize winner of the Jesse Kneisel Lieder competition, and also served as a graduate opera coach for Eastman Opera Theater. Active as a recitalist, Christopher presents recitals with vocal partners across the United States. Most recently, he has performed at Colorado State University, Columbus State University, Missouri Southern State University, and the University of Alabama, as well as recitals across various locations in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, in 2014, he gave master classes at Missouri Southern State University and The University of Alabama. In the past summers, Christopher has been on faculty as a pianist and coach at the Taos Opera Institute. In 2013, Christopher was selected as a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow for Songfest where he had the privilege of working with pianists Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, and Margo Garrett. Christopher has also collaborated with Baritone John Seesholtz to present a lecture recital at the University of North Texas concerning works collected as part of the Aids Quilt Songbook. He has also worked as a vocal coach with Wichita Grand Opera. Christopher received his Masters in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from Eastman, and his Bachelors in Piano Performance from Oklahoma State University where he was a student of Dr. Thomas Lanners.