For the next couple of weeks will be talking to directors of the New York Youth Symphony. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians ages 12-22, its activities have since grown to encompass programs in chamber music, conducting, composition, and jazz, with performances at world class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Today’s guest is Michael Repper who is in his second year as Music Director of the NYYS Orchestra. He is an emerging conductor of classical music, jazz, pops, and musical theater. A graduate of Stanford University, he recently completed his doctoral residency at the Peabody Conservatory of Music as a student of Gustav Meier and his longtime mentor, Marin Alsop, a world-famous conductor and violinist who is also an alumna of the NY Youth Symphony.
Michael talks about his own path to conducting and the importance of music education and his passion for helping foster the next generation of artists.
ALSO...this marks our very first podcast give away! As Michael said one of the best ways to support the Youth Symphony is by attending their concerts...so to everyone who reposts or retweets this episode will receive a 25% discount code on tickets to their December 2 concert here in NYC. And from those re-posting and retweeting one lucky winner will win two free tickets to the concert!
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