Musical Director

S. Reed Carter, IV

S. Reed Carter, IV, is thrilled be contining as the music director for the Salem Choral Society. In addition to the SCS, he is the Director of Music/Organist at Salem Presbyterian Church where he directs the Chancel Choir, the Chancel Handbell Choir, the Youth Choir, the Children’s Choir, and the Cherub Choir (pre-K).

Under his baton, the Chancel Choir of Salem Presbyterian Church has performed numerous major works including Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem,Faure’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Handel’s Messiah. The Chancel Choir also joined three other choirs in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall.

As a freelance pianist, Reed has played for numerous events and organizations around the valley, most recently playing in the pit for Mill Mountain Theatre’s productions of “Children of Eden,” “The Sound of Music,” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

Previously, Reed was an accompanist for the Roanoke College Children’s Choir (now the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir) and the director of their youngest training choir. He accompanied the concert choir in a solo performance at Carnegie Hall.

Reed was born and raised in Salem, where he currently resides, and is married to Susan Carter. They have two daughters; Emma and Sawyer and one son, Sam.