Michael Repper appointed New York Youth Symphony’s next music director

Posted on: November 23, 2016

“The New York Youth Symphony, now in its 54th season, has announced that Michael Repper, recent Peabody Institute-Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conducting Fellow, is to be its next music director, starting next season,” writes Susan Elliott in Wednesday’s (11/23) Musicalamerica.com (subscription required). “He succeeds Joshua Gersen, currently in his fifth season; Gersen also is assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Repper recently completed his doctoral residency at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied under Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop, his mentor. He continues to work with Peabody ensembles and remains with the Baltimore Symphony as new music consultant. Additionally, he is music director of the Northern Neck Orchestra and Baltimore Basilica, assistant conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore, and former managing director of the Chamber Music Society of Maryland. He recently made his debut with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, of which Alsop is music director. NYYS offers students ages 12 to 22 five tuition-free music programs: orchestra, chamber music, jazz, composition, and apprentice conducting. It offers about ten public performances per season and has won accolades for the quality of its performances and the breadth of its mission.”

Posted November 23, 2016