Ellen Reid is a composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, and ensemble and choral writing. She was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera p r i s m. Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performed a selection from her Pulitzer Prize–winning work on the GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON series in 2019.
Along with composer Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid co-founded the Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program for young, female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers. She has served as creative advisor and composer-in-residence for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since fall 2019.
Ellen Reid received her BFA from Columbia University and her MA from California Institute of the Arts. She is inspired by music from all over the globe, and she splits her time between her two favorite cities: Los Angeles and New York. Her music is released on Decca Gold.