Jeremy Epp has served as Principal Timpanist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 2014. Prior to his appointment in Detroit, he had been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic.
Jeremy has made appearances with several orchestras as Guest Principal Timpanist, notably the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra among others. During the summer months, Jeremy’s engagements have included serving as Principal Timpanist of the Strings Music Festival Orchestra.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jeremy studied extensively with Jauvon Gilliam while serving as a regular extra musician with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In the years leading up to his first orchestral appointment, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his teachers were Cleveland Orchestra principal musicians Paul Yancich and Richard Weiner.
Jeremy has been an instructor at the University of Manitoba and gives lessons, coachings, clinics, and masterclasses internationally. He is a proud endorser of Remo drumheads and Freer Percussion products.