School of Music

Melissa Reed


Melissa Reed is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Music Therapy Department  at Nazareth College and the Manager of the on-campus Lipson Music Therapy Clinic. Prior to becoming a member of the Nazareth College faculty, Melissa spent 15 years working as a board-certified music therapist and music teacher in the Rochester area. Melissa has worked extensively with children with diverse needs in the music therapy and music education settings and is a sought after clinician on this topic. She has presented for music professionals on the national, regional, and state level. 

In addition to her work in the public school system, Melissa has spent countless hours working with families in the Rochester area as an early childhood music teacher.

Melissa Reed received a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and Music Education from Nazareth College. In 2010, Melissa was awarded the Outstanding Music Educator Award in the field of Classroom Music by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Melissa is currently serving as an alternate to the Assembly of Delegates of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Therapy
  • Manager of the Lipson Music Therapy Clinic


  • Nazareth College, M.S.Ed. 
  • Nazareth College, B.M.