Michael Repper conducting the Northern Neck Orchestra in November 2015
PHOTO BY KENT EANES
Michael Repper is a conductor-in-residence at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the Conducting Fellow of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, an assistant to Marin Alsop. He is an accomplished conductor of classical, pops, jazz, and musical theater in the United States and abroad. Along with his engagements at the Peabody Institute and Stanford University, he travels to conduct in Europe and South America, including a debut with the São Paulo Symphony in July 2016.
He is a candidate for a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a student of Gustav Meier and Marin Alsop. Also in Baltimore, he is an Assistant Conductor of Peabody’s orchestral and choral ensembles, and the Concert Artists of Baltimore, an all-professional orchestra and choir led by Edward Polochick. He is also the Music Director of the Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral in the United States. In 2017 Maestro Repper was selected to be the Music Director and Conductor of the New York Youth Symphony which performs in Carnegie Hall
Mike is the Managing Director of Music in the Great Hall, a Baltimore-based chamber music series currently in its 42nd season, where he has founded the MIGH Youth Fellowship, a $1000 scholarship opportunity for pre-college musicians interested in chamber music.
Among his performance accomplishments is First Prize of the California Baldwin Piano Competition, Second Prize of the California Bartok/Contemporary Competition, and Third Prize at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival. He has attended the Conductor’s Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and workshops with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among others. Mike has performed far and wide, from Costa Mesa, California, to Woolongong, Australia, including a featured performance at the Sydney Opera House.
Mike also enjoys musical scholarship. His research in ethnomusicology and melodic-range spectrography is featured in the text “Shaping Music,” by Donald Barra. At Stanford, he taught Music Theory to Undergraduate and Graduate Students, and his research in the field of Perfect Pitch Perception was awarded Honors at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.