About Pablo Rieppi
A native of Uruguay, Pablo Rieppi lives and works in New York, where he is a member of The New York City Ballet Orchestra, Percussion Dept. Coordinator and Instructor at The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion at Hofstra University. He is the creator and director of Percussion On The Sound (POTS!), a pre-collegiate percussion group on Long Island, and is on the faculty at Percussion Conservatory and Mostly Modern Festival.
Mr. Rieppi is a regular guest with New York Philharmonic and frequently performs with Mostly Mozart Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, and American Composers Orchestra, among others.
Broadway credits include The King and I, Legally Blonde, West Side Story, and Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Film score credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Salem’s Lot, White Noise, Gemini Man, The Brave On, The Alamo, The Good Shepherd, Il Postino, The Goldfinch, and Zoolander 2.
Previous teaching appointments include SUNY Purchase College-Conservatory of Music, Columbia University, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Mr. Rieppi has been a teaching artist with the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, and The American Composers Orchestra, and has given numerous percussion master classes in the United States and abroad.
His book Snare Drum Technique: Essential Basics for Daily Practice was cited in Percussive Notes as one of the 30 most utilized snare drum methods. Rhythmic Roots, for solo snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat, is a popular recital selection. Videos of various solos and short clinics are available on YouTube and at PRieppiMusic.com.
Mr. Rieppi has a Master’s Degree and Professional Studies Certificate from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s Degree from George Mason University. He endorses Innovative, Yamaha, and Zildjian music instruments.
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