Reid Dodson is 18 years old and a senior at Charlottesville High School. She started playing flute at age seven and has studied privately with Angela Kelly since 2011 and Kelly Sulick since 2019. She has consistently been in the All-District band top ensemble since 6th grade, and was principal second flute of the All-Virginia symphonic band in 2019 under the baton of Steven Davis. Reid is the principal flute of the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia (YOCVA) Youth Symphony and plays piccolo in the CHS wind ensemble, full symphony, marching band, and pit orchestra. In 2019, she won the John Philip Sousa Award at CHS. She also plays in the Charlottesville Symphony at UVA and was invited to perform with the Oratorio Society of Virginia in 2019.
For the past three summers Reid has attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where she performed with the Young Artists Wind Ensemble in 2018 and 2019. Working under the direction of conductors such as H. Robert Reynolds and David Martins, Reid performed in both Ozawa Hall and the Koussevitzky Shed. While at BUTI was chosen to play in masterclasses with such esteemed flutists as Valerie Coleman, Clint Foreman, Cynthia Meyers, Ona Jonaityte, and Linda Toote.
Reid has also had an opportunity to play for Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway at the Paramount Theater. A winner of the 2013, 2017, 2019, and 2020 Wednesday Music Club competitions, Reid received an award from the 2020 Flute Society of Washington High School Honors competition. In 2019, she performed a concerto with the Youth Symphony after winning the concerto competition. This summer, Reid plans to travel to Scotland with the YOCVA flute ensemble to attend the Scottish International Flute Summer School. Apart from playing the flute, Reid enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She hopes to continue to play the flute in college while pursuing a career in international relations.