Reid Professors of Music

Between 1839 and 2012 there have been only ten Reid Professors of the Theory of Music. Through their personal interpretations of the wishes of their benefactor, General John Reid, one annual commemoration concert in the early years developed into an annual series of concerts of various styles ranging from historical and orchestral, to chamber and electro-acoustic alongside a selection of organ recitals, across a range of Edinburgh venues. This page shows their dates and the period of time they were in office. The concerts listed on the pages of the individual professors are those under the guidance of or featuring as a performer, the named Reid Professor. Where there is a gap, as in 1845 and in 1941 there was no Reid Professor in post on the day of the concert.