Flutist Jillian Reed is building a life centered around her passions for music, progressive activism, and entrepreneurship in New York’s Hudson Valley. She is the co-founder of Thrift 2 Fight, a benefit corp that funds grassroots racial justice work, disability activism, and queer liberation through the sale of secondhand clothing.
Jillian graduated from Bard College and Conservatory in Spring of 2021 with degrees in both Flute Performance and Human Rights. While pursuing studies in these two fields, Jillian was able to explore the intersections of music and social justice, culminating in her thesis investigating issues of health and institutional ableism in the classical music world. This research led her to join the National Flute Association Performance Healthcare Committee and write for Flutist Quarterly.
Jillian loves the exciting opportunities for connection and collaboration that come with being a flutist, from working with living composers, to playing chamber music, to maintaining a studio of vibrant and curious flute students. She is thrilled to be back in Montpelier where she grew up, playing alongside her dear flute mentor and friend, Karen Kevra.
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