Director of Music and Liturgy
A native of Illinois, Daniel L. Reid arrived in Jeffersonville in the summer of 2017 as the Director of Music and Liturgy at Sacred Heart and St. Augustine Parishes.
The previous spring, he graduated from Yale University’s Divinity School with a Master of Divinity, in which he studied liberation theology, sexual ethics, and sacred music. While at Yale, Reid was active in many of the University’s choirs, including the prestigious Yale Camerata and the Marquand Chapel Choir at the Divinity School. He also worked for St. Thomas More, the Roman Catholic chapel at Yale, where he studied composition and contributed many new hymn arrangements to the Cloud Hymnal, an online hymnal project pioneered by St. Thomas More’s music director, Richard Gard.
Reid is also a proud alumnus of Monmouth College, a liberal arts school in Monmouth, IL. While at Monmouth, Reid sang with and occasionally accompanied for the Monmouth Chorale, an ensemble with which he travelled on several national and international tours. The last of these tours, in 2013, culminated with a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He also performed with the College’s Wind Ensemble, with which he travelled to Italy in 2011; ran for the school’s cross country and track and field programs; and was active in Monmouth’s chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. During his senior year at Monmouth, Reid worked for the College’s chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Teri M. Ott, and this experience of campus ministry inspired him to explore a ministerial vocation.
Reid was born in Chicago, spent his early childhood in Westchester, IL, and grew up in Carlinville, IL, where his parents still live and teach at Blackburn College. While in Carlinville, he studied piano with Eldon Wold, Jr., to whom he credits his musical formation. In his spare time, Reid enjoys running, reading, spending time with friends, exploring new foods and places, and singing with the Louisville Chamber Choir, the city’s premier choral ensemble.