Jaime Reis has a degree in Composition from the University de Aveiro with João Pedro Oliveira (3 prize scholarships as best student of the university). He was a PhD candidate (Musicology) – FSCH-UNL ; and followed composition seminars with Emmanuel Nunes (also PhD co-advisor) and Stockhausen.
He received prizes in Portugal (Jorge Peixinho Competition, 3 Workshop Gulbenkian for Portuguese Composers, etc), his music was selected to be presented at the ICMC (Barcelona; Athens), IRCAM Manifeste Academie 2013, 1º prize in competition arte! ⋈ clima 2014 with the work “Omniscience is a Collective”, etc. He took part in several scientific revision committees, namely, ICMC 2012.
Jaime Reis is a researcher at Institute of Ethnomusicology and a member of ASEFUAN. Artistic director of festival Dias de Música Electroacústica (since 2003) and Director of Conservatório de Música de Seia (since 2007), he has been teaching in institutions such as ESART-IPCB, EMNSC, Piaget Inst. and Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He had commissions from UFT/INATEL, Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa, Festival Primavera, Grupo Síntese (Portugal), Logos Foundation (Belgium), F.L.S.I. (Paris), etc.
His music has been presented in Europe. He travelled for 5 years to work in Asia (Beijing, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Philippines, etc) and 4 years to Brazil (UNICAMP, UFBA, UFMG, UDESC, UFRJ, etc).