Wendy Reid has been teaching violin and ensemble classes at Holy Names University PMD since 1980, and music composition at Mills College since 1990. She received degrees from Mills College (M.A.), the University of Southern California, School of Performing Arts (B.M.), and attended Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Between 1975-77, she was a private pupil of Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Les Écoles D’Art Americaines at Fontainbleau. Her music has been performed and broadcast throughout the United States, Europe and Asia by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Kronos Quartet, the New Music Works Ensemble, the San Francisco String Quartet, Brassiosaurus, theTree Ensemble, Ruffled Feathers, and most recently by herself (violin), Tom Dambly (piccolo trumpet) and Lulu (African Grey Parrot) in the Other Minds 19 Festival at the San Francisco Jazz Center. More about her music can be found at treepieces.net.