William Reeder

William Reeder
Titles and Organizations

Former Director and Professor, Arts Management, CVPA (retired)

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-9069
Campus: Arlington
Building: Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall
Room 5099
Mail Stop: 1C8


William Reeder's accomplishments include being the former dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; vice president and general manager of the Washington Performing Arts Society; establishing the Sallie Mae Trust for Education at Sallie Mae; executive director of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.; president of the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music; executive director of Opera Music Theatre International; and the Newark Community School of the Arts. In addition, Reeder has been on the faculty and administration of Indiana University, Bloomington, and Illinois State University.  For eight years, Reeder was a leading operatic tenor engaged by the Zurich Opera Company. As a professional singer, he performed more than 40 leading tenor roles in 15 major opera houses throughout Europe. He has a BA and Master of Music from Washington University, as well as a certificate in fundraising management.


  • MM, Music, Washington University
  • BA, Washington University

Courses Taught

  • Arts Management Exploration
  • Governance and Leadership