Professional of the Year - Education/Music Programs

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Julia L. Reynolds

Title: Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Industry: Music
Type of Organization: Music Association
Major Product/Service: Providing band and orchestra information and organization
Expertise: With over 40 years experience, Ms. Reynolds coordinates regional and state instrumental music interscholastic events. She also serves as a clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator throughout Arkansas and the surrounding states. She also teaches studio brass, plays horn in the River Valley Brass Quintet and serves as the instrumental coordinator at the First Baptist Church in Russellville. Ms. Reynolds also sings with the Arkansas Master'Singers.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Arkansas
Affiliations: Past President, Phi Beta Mu, Omicron Chapter; Board of Directors, International Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, 2018 through 2020; National Band Association; Executive Advisor, Past President, Arkansas Bandmasters Association; Executive Advisor, Past President, A.S.B.O.
University/Degree: B.M., Music Education, Henderson State University; M.A., Brass Performance and Pedagogy, University of Iowa
Born: November 29
Hobbies/Sports: Working with dogs, cooking
Work History: Previously, Ms. Reynolds served as a Band Director in the public schools of Sheridan from 1976 through 1984, and Russellville from 1984 through 1999.
Honors & Awards: Stanbury Outstanding Young Band Director Award, A.S.B.D.A., 1984; Bandmaster of the Year, A.B.A., 1997
Career Accomplishments: Under Ms. Reynold's leadership, bands and small ensembles consistently performed at a superior level in concert, solo-ensemble and marching assessments. Her individual players attained high placements in all-region, all-state and band camp honor bands. Notable guest appearances by bands include: FourStates Bandmasters Association, 1984; Arkansas Honor Band-Sheridan Senior High; American School Band Directors National Association 1994 Convention; United States Inaugural Parade- Russellville Senior High, 1997