"Confidence and Expressive Nuance"
"A Totally Stirring Performance"
Music Director, Ashland Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Northern Neck Orchestra of Virginia
Music is a vehicle for positive change.
GRAMMY® winning conductor Michael Repper is one of the most sought-after young directors in the world. With work spanning five continents, Mr. Repper has an international reputation for engaging and exciting audiences of all spectrums, and for promoting new and diverse musical talents. He is the youngest North American conductor, and the second youngest of all time, to win a GRAMMY® in Best Orchestral Performance.
Mr. Repper is the Music Director of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and the Northern Neck Orchestra of Virginia. From 2020-2022 he was the Principal Conductor of Sinfonía por el Perú, one of South America's most versatile social impact music programs, and he recently concluded his tenure as Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony. Recognizing his success at these ensembles, and his growing profile as a guest conductor all over the world and as a past Conducting Fellow of the Baltimore Symphony, Mr. Repper was awarded a Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award in 2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023.
His album with the New York Youth Symphony, which features debut recordings of works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, and Valerie Coleman, achieved widespread critical acclaim and reached #1 on the Billboard Chart. Mr. Repper's mission is to use music as a vehicle for positive change within our communities.