Michael Repper is now in his fifth year as the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra. He also is the Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony and the Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Maryland. An internationally recognized conductor of classical music, jazz, pops, and musical theater, he enjoys conducting both youth and professional orchestras around the world.
In 2020, Repper received The Georg Solti Career Assistance Award from the U.S. Solti Foundation. The prestigious award is given to further develop the talents and careers of young U.S. conductors.
Repper served as the Peabody Institute/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conducting Fellow for two seasons, assisting his long-time mentor Marin Alsop, and continues to conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in several educational concerts annually. He has collaborated on large-scale productions of symphonic and theatrical works with the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia, the Peabody Institute of Music, the New School of Music, and more.
Having led the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, JOFICAT Orquesta Barcelona, and Youth Ensemble of Acarigua, Venezuela, Repper is renowned for his ability to inspire instrumentalists, choruses, and audiences of all ages and nationalities. He conducted the world premiere of Spiritual America, a song cycle by William Brittelle, featuring the Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and Indie-Rock duo Wye Oak.
A committed proponent of diversity, inclusion, and training in the arts, he founded the Reinecke Youth Chamber Music Fellowship, providing $1,000 scholarships and mentorships to young musicians in the Mid-Atlantic who are interested in studying chamber music.