"Michael Repper conducted the fine chamber orchestra with confidence and expressive nuance." Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
Michael Repper conducts the Orchestra of the Moscow Ballet in productions of the Great Russian Nutcracker each season in Baltimore. Along with regular engagements in the mid-Atlantic, his international credits include a recent debut with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Artes Nazionale Orchestra in Florence, Italy, and Wollongong, Australia. He regularly conducts the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has been invited several times to conduct the St. Louis Symphony and other major professional orchestras. He is an avid pianist, having performed several times alongside his own orchestras while conducting from the piano. Mike is the Music Director of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia and served as Assistant Conductor of the Concert Artists of Baltimore for five years. Michael enjoys a full schedule of guest conducting, most recently premiering a concert of new music with the Grammy-Nominated Metropolis Ensemble, and leading the NY-based ensemble Camerata Notturna.
He has worked with world-renowned soloists, including Demarre McGill, Julia Bullock, Colin Carr, Christine Lamprea, and many others. Together with the New York Youth Symphony, he will make three world-premiere performances per season, highlighting the talents of promising emerging composers including Hilary Purrington, Thomas Kotcheff, Ryan Lindveit, Peter Shin, Natalie Diettrich, Theo Chandler, and more. Mike was also the Music Director at the Baltimore Basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the United States, and he is the New Music Consultant for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mike also enjoys musical scholarship. At Stanford University, he taught Music Theory to Undergraduate and Graduate Students, and his research in the field of melodic range spectrography and perfect pitch perception was awarded Honors at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. He is a proud graduate of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana.