Nancy Reeves is a composer in Los Angeles, CA who specializes in choral works. Growing up with a pianist mother, Nancy has always had a melody in her heart. She went to school at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa as a music education major, studying composition for a year with Jeffrey Prater. She finished her undergraduate studies in her hometown of Fresno, CA at California State University, Fresno with a Flute Performance major and received her teaching credential shortly after graduating.
Since 1990, she has been a full time teacher in public and private schools in California, Texas and London, England. She has taught all ages, from 5 year olds up through adults, everything from recorders to singing, flute, saxophone, guitar and acting. She has sung in the Kings River Choral Society, Houston Symphony Chorus, Revels Christmas productions in Houston and the London Symphony Chorus. In her current position at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets High School in Los Angeles, she serves as Chair for the Performing Arts Department and teaches acting, voice, composition and guitar. She also teaches classes in Vocal Production at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, and has been Assistant Choir Director and Alto Section leader for the Brentwood Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir for the past 8 years.
Four years ago while at Brentwood, Nancy was encouraged to write a piece for the choir. The suggestion sparked a long hidden desire and passion to write choral music that continues to this day. In her spare time, when not directing and writing plays, teaching voice lessons for actors, or singing in the church choir, Nancy devotes her time to creating new pieces for the BPC Choir to sing.
“Singing is the purest form of expressing yourself and is the most joyous for me, ” says Nancy, “I want to create music that not only is beautiful and pleasing to the listener, but is satisfying for the singer as well. What better way to bring heaven here on earth, than to sing in harmony with others!”