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Reed Spencer

Assistant Professor of Music
Choral Ensembles

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  • DMA, Boston University (2018)
  • MM, Indiana University (2013)
  • BM, Taylor University (2011)


Advice for Freshman

My advice to incoming freshmen is to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the world through the lens of faith, but don't let it become about "keeping up appearances." Be honest with your professors, your peers, and yourself. Don't be afraid of questions or challenges.

How I came to Taylor

I returned to Taylor as a faculty member because singing in the Taylor Chorale changed my life as a musician and a Christian. It gave me passion for musical community, worship through rehearsal and performance, and using music to spread peace, love, and beauty. I am grateful for the calling to continue the legacy of music and service at Taylor


I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Noah and Lewis: playing with cars, watching cartoons, hiding and seeking. I love to read fiction, memoirs, poetry, and essays–especially writing by Wendell Berry.