Jazz Band

Upon further review of NMEA’s policy on the requirement of proof of COVID-19 vaccination status, the board has made the decision to keep our current policy in place.  This requires that all participants involved in All-State to be fully vaccinated by March 1st for participation in the 2022 Nevada All-State conference with no exemptions granted.  Due to our inability to predict how the pandemic will progress during the coming months, as well as our inability to guarantee testing availability and results, we believe that this is the safest way to provide an in-person event to which participants will be traveling from across the state of Nevada.  The Nevada Music Educators Association has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our students and members from the hazard of COVID-19. 

Audition materials

Audition Paperwork

Deadlines to know: 

  • Audition registration ends FRIDAY, JANUARY 21
  • Students must have had their first COVID vaccine dose by their audition
  • Students must be fully vaccinated by March 1, 2022

NMEA Vaccination Statement


Nathan Geyer


Ron Eichstedt


Guest Conductor

Josh D. Reed, DMA, is a trumpeter and educator who holds degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder, the Eastman School of Music and James Madison University.

As a performer, Reed has shared the stage with artists such as Dave Douglas, Brad Goode, Anat Cohen, Art Lande, Tommy Igoe, Greg Gisbert, Paquito D’Rivera, Rufus Reid and Darlene Love. He currently leads his own trio, quartet and quintet.

As an educator, he has taught private lessons, ensembles and courses at Lagond Music School in New York, Metropolitan State University in Colorado, University of Colorado and communities throughout the United States. Reed directed the jazz program at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2017 before directing the jazz program at Santa Clara University. He joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno in fall 2019 as an assistant professor of jazz trumpet.

Reed recently released his first recording as a leader: “Leaping Forward” featuring Art Lande. He is also featured on Art Deco’s “Free Range,” Emily Takahashi’s “Not Spoken,” Omar Thomas’s “I Am,” Matt Smiley’s “Quartet Art” and releases from Dillon Vado’s “Never Weather” and The Tim Wendel Septet.


  • DMA, jazz studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2016
  • MM, jazz and contemporary media, Eastman School of Music, 2009
  • BM, music industry, James Madison University, 2007

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