Education & Development Manager
Brandon Reid is the Education & Development Manager at NMAAM, working primarily to accomplish the museum’s programmatic initiatives and solicit funds. A native of Detroit, MI, he is a graduate of Tennessee State University (TSU) with a B.A. in History and current graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University pursuing a M.A. in Public History (Concentration in Museum Management). In his role, he plays a central part in ensuring the institution’s fundraising success while working closely with the education team to create, sustain, and evaluate high-quality educational engagement and public programs.
Brandon is an avid music listener, performer, and appreciator with a passion for the arts that flourished during his experience as a percussionist and drum major for the TSU Aristocrat of Bands. Pairing his love for history with his devotion to the arts, he developed a research interest in music, African American history, and how the two coincide to influence popular culture. This focus has served him well as he’s worked collaboratively to develop exhibitions, heritage projects, and programs within the Nashville community. As a Museum Educator and member of the NMAAM team, he works to promote S.T.E.A.M based education in museums and on collaborative projects with schools, teachers, and community organizations