Rebecca Landell Reed

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Viola da Gamba and Baroque Cello

Areas of Study


  • BM, Oberlin Conservatory
  • MM, Rice University


Cellist and gambist Rebecca Landell Reed enjoys a vibrant performing career as a soloist and chamber musician with groups like Apollo’s Fire and Three Notch’d Road, as well as collaborations on experimental programs with a variety of artists.

Reed was classically trained on cello with Darrett Adkins and explored historical performance practice on Baroque cello and viola da gamba with Catherina Meints. Inspired to broaden her expressive range, she incorporated classes in acting and education while completing her master’s degree with Norman Fischer at Rice University. She later moved to Holland to work with Steuart Pincombe, creating innovative programs in unusual performance venues.

Reed pursues a varied professional career that has included performing and acting in Studio Theatre’s An Iliad, working with composer Eric Shimelonis on the NPR children’s show Circle Round, developing educational programs with the Crumhorn Collective, and creating unique artistic combinations with artists like filmmaker Mathias Reed and poet Derek Gromadzki. Her solo appearances on cello and viola da gamba include performances with Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Three Notch’d Road, and Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. She can be heard on the Grammy Award-winning recording Songs of Orpheus by Apollo's Fire.

Reed is dedicated to holistic music education that draws upon her varied musical experiences.

Fall 2022

Prin Baroq Cello: — PVST 021
Prin Pvt Gamba: — PVST 022
Sec Pvt Cello: — PVST 056
Sec Pvt Baroq Cello: — PVST 071
Sec Pvt Gamba: — PVST 072
Contemporary Chamber Music — APST 805
Viola da Gamba Consort — APST 841
Baroque Ensemble — APST 843


2022 Winter Term Recap

March 11, 2022

More than 2,290 students explored projects and research opportunities outside of their normal course of study during Winter Term. In this wrap-up gallery we look back at some of the group projects students performed.