Queen City Reed Company supports musicians all around the world. From Hawaii to Kazakhstan and everywhere in between. Custom Professional Bassoon Reeds have even traveled with a researcher to Antartica!
Innovative solutions for the performing musician...
Since 2012, Queen City Reed Company has been supporting professionals and students alike through a full line of performance ready reeds, high-quality reed making supplies, and precision tools.
Musicians who are using our products include members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, the United States Military Bands, as well as freelancers in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tampa, and students from around the country.
Cullen Blain, Founder
Cullen Blain is an innovative performing musician with a passion for wind chamber music, teaching, and music research. He holds a Masters of Music in Performance from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelors of Arts in Music from Central Connecticut State University. An active musician performing throughout New England and the Midwest, Cullen has performed with many regional symphonies, chamber ensembles, and theater productions. In addition to performing, he is an educator teaching bassoon, upright bass, and electric bass.
In 2012, Cullen founded Queen City Reed Company to provide innovative custom solutions for musicians. Q.C. Reed Co, offers a full line of products including reeds, micrometers, tools, and reed making accessories. He is currently working on a DMA in Bassoon Performance at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music researching a new approach to determine the material properties of reed cane in collaboration with UC's Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.