Renegade Series: Tomeka Reid
Renegade is a school-wide series of recitals, masterclasses, and talks that seek to empower us in forging unique and innovative career paths by bringing to campus the most creative minds in our field. Whether seasoned professionals or young entrepreneurs, Renegade speakers are influential thinkers who have plowed musical paths beyond the concert hall and touched lives in powerful and expressive ways.
This semester we are pleased to host cellist, composer, educator, and UMD School of Music alumna Tomeka Reid.
Reid is described as "a remarkably versatile player" (Chicago Tribune) for her nimble improvisations with classical cello. Equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, Reid predominantly finds herself in experimental settings and composes for a wide range of instrumentation, from big band to chamber ensemble, that combines groove along with freer concepts.